Vrishabha Sankranti 2025

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  • Vrishabha Sankranti 2025
  • Thursday, 15 May 2025

Vrishabha Sankranti is an important festival in the Indian Hindu tradition which occurs at the end of the month of Vaishakh according to the Hindu calendar. This time signals the arrival of summer and is celebrated on many national and local levels.

The word 'Vrishabha' means 'bull' in Sanskrit. Also in Hinduism, 'Nandi' is considered to be the bull that is the carrier of Lord Shiva and religious texts show some connection between the two. Therefore the celebration of Vrishabha Sankranti holds immense religious significance for Hindu devotees. People worship Lord Vishnu on this auspicious day to have a happy and prosperous life. They also pray to God to get freedom from the continuous cycle of rebirth and attain salvation.

On the day of Vrishabha Sankranti, when Sun God enters Taurus, that time is called ‘Vrishabha Sankranti’. On this day, people take bath in holy rivers and then give donations. After bathing, Lord Surya Dev is worshipped.

Importance of Vrishabha Sankranti

Vrishabha Sankranti has immense importance in Indian culture. This festival is considered to be the initial sign of the arrival of summer season and people celebrate it with great enthusiasm and devotion. It is a social and cultural occasion in which people come together to enjoy the festivities and greet each other.

Way to celebrate Vrishabha Sankranti

The way of celebrating Vrishabha Sankranti varies in different states and regions. At some places people celebrate with social events, traditional dances and songs, while at others religious rituals are conducted. Apart from this, bazaars are held in the markets and people shop for new sarees, toys and other things.

The importance of Vrishabha Sankranti is immense for the Indian society and it is an occasion in which people connect with each other with complete love and support. This festival reminds us of the importance and pride of our rich cultural heritage.

How to worship Sun God

  • On the day of Vrishabha Sankranti, wake up early in the morning and take bath in Brahma Muhurta.
  • Then pour water in a copper pot, also add red sandalwood and red flowers in it. Now remember the Sun God and offer Arghya with that water.
  • Also chant Surya Mantra and then recite Surya Chalisa and Aditya Hridaya Stotra.
  • Finally perform Aarti of Sun God with a lamp or camphor.
  • By worshiping in this way, pray to Sun God to fulfill your wishes.
  • After this make donations, such as wheat, red clothes, red flowers, jaggery, ghee, copper utensils etc. Donating these things on the day of Vrishabha Sankranti is considered very virtuous.

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