Vrishabha Sankranti

14 May 2017

What is Vrishabha Sankranti?
Vrishabha Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun from the zodiac sign of Aries to that of Taurus and the beginning of the second month Jyeshta according to the Hindu calendar. The word ‘Vrishabha’ means a bull, known as Nandi, who is considered the vehicle of Lord Shiva. Therefore, cows have been worshiped amongst the Hindu devotees. The gifting of cows holds an auspicious trend on this day. Devotees offer Pitru Tarpan and worship Lord Vishnu to welcome a happy and prosperous life.

Vrishabha Sankranti 2017 Date and Time:
May 14, Sunday


Vrishabha Sankranti 2017 Date Auspicious Time Period: 12:34 PM to 07:01 PM

Vrishabha Sankranti 2017 Date Most Auspicious Time Period: 04:52 PM to 07:01 PM

Sixteen Ghatis before Vrishabha Sankranti moment are considered auspicious and thus should be counted for all charitable activities.

Vrishabha Sankranti Rituals:
Follow the proper Vrishabha Sankranti rituals on this auspicious day in order to bring health, happiness, and prosperity.

  • Wake up before sunrise and take a pious bath in the river and pay homage to Lord Surya and also your forefathers.
  • Perform Pitru Tarpan to pacify your ancestors.
  • You can also observe Vrishabha Sankranti fast.
  • Worship Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.
  • Prepare Payasam or Kheer as a prasad according to the Vrishabha Sankranti rituals.
  • Offer the prasad to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.
  • Serve the prasad to other members of your family.
  • Feed the prasad to the domestic cows.
  • Donate a holy cow to a respected Brahmin family.
  • Remember, you should sleep on the floor during the night.
Benefits of Vrishabha Sankranti:
If you pray to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu with great devotion and honesty and involve in charitable deeds like donating to poor, Ganesha says you will invite peace, harmony, and prosperity to your family.

Ganesha wishes you a Happy Vrishabha Sankranti.

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