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 2017 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’.
Pahili Raja – 14 June 2017
Raja Sankranti – 15 June 2017
Basi Raja (Bhudaha) – 16 June 2017
Raja Sankranti is celebrated on Mithuna Sankramana (Transition of Sun from Vrushabha Rasi to Mithuna Rasi) in Ashad month as per Oriya calendar.
Raja Sankranti in Previous Years
Raja Sankranti 2016 date was June 15.
Raja Sankranti 2015 date was June 15.
Pratham Raja Pahili Raja 2015 date is June 14
Raja Sankranti 2015 date is June 15
Basi Raja 2015 date: June 16