Meena Sankranti is an important Hindu festival observed on the auspicious occasion of the transition of sun from Pisces to Aries. Known as Meena Sankramanam in South India. Celebrating a Sankranti is often marked with the donation of various things. According to specific personal needs they people celebrate the event at the onset of every month. Some Indian states like Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Kerala observe the occasion during the beginning of each month. In contrast, states like West Bengal celebrate the festival during the latter half of the month.
Meena Sankranti: Significance and Celebrations
Several other forms of Sankranti too are celebrated with great importance given to each festival as per the respective months. Depending upon the sun’s transition from one phase to another, the common Sankrantis that have been highlighted in this regard are Roopa Sankranti, Dhanya Sankranti, Ayush Sankranti and Makar Sankranti. As per the transitional phases experienced with sun in the crux, Meena Sankranti attains a unique significance for sure. Perhaps, it is regarded as the twelfth and final month of the Hindu calendar. More specifically, the sun enters into the Aries zodiac sign from the Pisces (Mesha from Meena) with which people consider the event to be most auspicious.
Donating special things on this specific day is considered to be attaining more significance reflecting Meena Sankranti as quite auspicious. Most of the people are known to donate land in order to experience happiness apart from divine blessings. It is strongly believed that best luck is realized by all those who donate land and other valuables to the poor. In fact, donations are offered by others who wish prosperity for themselves and for their relatives and friends as well. South Indians consider Meena Sankramanam to be most auspicious as far as seeking a wish is considered.
Celebrating the grand occasion of Meena Sankranti all over India, the locals get enchanted with the exclusive feelings they experience on the whole. Temples across the country are perfectly adorned to observe the occasion with a lot of pomp and fervor. Colorful diyas and flowers are used to decorate the deity and temple premises in a hugely attractive way. Also referred to as Mina Sankranthi in some parts of India, people celebrate the festival with the same spirit without compromising with the quality standards in any manner. More precisely, there are sixteen Ghatis that are regarded as extremely auspicious in the aftermath of the sun’s perfect transition from one sign to another.