Mesha Sankranti (Mesha Sankramana punyakalam) is an auspicious during when Sun transits to Mesha Rashi from Meena Rashi. It marks the beginning of new zodiac cycle of Surya Bhagavan.
It is also referred to as Souramana Ugadi as it is celebrated as the New Year day in Souramana Panchangams (Solar Calendars) followed as per Hinduism. In 2014, Mesha Sankranti date is April 14 in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam & Punjab.
The exact time of Mesha Sankranti 2014 (Mesha Sankramana Punya Kaalam) is – 7.36 AM on 14th April 2014, Monday.
Souramana Ugadi is celebrated as ‘Varusha Pirappu’, ‘Chithirai Vishu’, ‘Puthandu’ in Tamil Nadu. Kerala people celebrate ‘Malayalam Zodiac New Year’ with the name ‘Vishu’. ‘Pohela Boishakh’ & ‘Naba Barsha’ are the name of Bengali New Year day. ‘Maha Vishuba Sankranti’ (Pana Sankranti) is the the name of Odisha New Year day.
‘Bohag Bihu’ or ‘Rongali Bihu’ is celebrated as Assamese New Year. Baisakhi celebrates the Punjabi New Year.. ‘Bisu’ is the Tulu New Year of Tulunadu area in Karnataka..
In 2013, Mesha Sankranti date is April 14 in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam & Punjab.
In 2012, Mesha Sankranti date was April 13 in Tamil Nadu, April 14 in Kerala, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam & Punjab.