Vrischika Sankranti, also known as Vruschika Sankramanam, marks the Suns entering into Vruschika Rashi or Scorpio zodiac sign from Tula Rashi or Libra zodiac sign. In 2012, Vrischika Sankranti date is November 16.
By entering into Scorpio sign, Sun God regains his energy. Vruschika rashi is the eighth in the rashi system.
Vrischika Sankramana marks the beginning of Vrischika masam in Malayalam calendar and Karthigai Masam in Tamil calendar.
During Vruschika Sankranti, Sankraman snan, daan and Vishnu puja are most observed rituals.
Surya Bhagwan is also worshipped during the Sankraman. Aditya Hrudayam, Suryashtakam and Vishnu Sahasranama parayana are most chanted mantras or stotras during the auspicious day.