Raja Sankranti, also known as Mithuna Sankranti or Ashad Sankranti or Swing festival, is one of the major festivals of Orissa which is celebrated in order to welcome monsoon season. It is a 3-day festival which marks the beginning of the agricultural activities. Raja Sankranti 2013 date is June 15.
Raja Sankranti festival is celebrated for three days. The first day is ‘Pahili Raja’ (Pratham Raja) and the second day is proper Raja Sankranti and the last (third) day is ‘Basi Raja’.
Raja Sankranti is celebrated on Mithuna Sankramana (Transition of Sun from Vrushabha Rasi to Mithuna Rasi) in Ashad month as per Oriya calendar.
Pratham Raja Pahili Raja 2013 date is June 14
Raja Sankranti 2013 date is June 15
Basi Raja 2013 date: June 16