Masik Sankranti 2020 | Monthly Sankranti dates | Masa Sankranthi Vratham

Masik Sankranti (Masa Sankranti) is the Transition of Sun from one sign to another sign (Surya Sankramana from one Rashi to another). In a Gregorian calendar, Masik Sankranti begins with Makar Sankranti (Transition of Sun from Dhanu Rashi to Makara Rashi) and ends with Dhanu Sankranti (Transition of Sun from Vrischika Rashi to Kumbha Rashi).

On Masik Sankranti days, during Sankramana Punyakaalam and Mahapunya Kaalam, Pitru Tharpan rituals are also performed in some places. Punya Snana is also performed on these days.

On these Masik Sankranti days, Makara Sankranti, Mesha Sankranti, Simha Sankranti and Tula Sankranti are the popular ones.

It is to note that as per Solar Calendars (Suryamana Panchangams), maasa (month) begins on either on Masa Sankranti day or on the following day of Sankranti.

Monthly Sankranti 2020 dates

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 – Makara Sankranti (Poush Sankranti). Makara Sankranti marks the beginning of Makara Masam in Solar Calendars.

Thursday, 13 February 2020 – Kumbh Sankranti (Magh Sankranti). Kumbh Sankranti marks the beginning of Kumbha Masam in Solar Calendars.

Saturday, 14 March 2020 – Meena Sankranti (Falguna Sankranti). Meena Sankranti marks the beginning of Meena Masam in Solar Calendars.

13 April 2020 – Mesha Sankranti (Chaitra Sankranti). Mesha Sankranti marks the beginning of Mesha Masam in Solar Calendars.

14 May 2020 – Vrishabha Sankranti (Vaishakh Sankranti). Vrishabha Sankranti marks the beginning of Vrishabha Masam in Solar Calendars.

14 June 2020 – Mithuna Sankranti (Jyeshta Sankranti). Mithuna Sankranti marks the beginning of Mithuna Masam in Solar Calendars.

16 July 2020 – Karka Sankranti (Ashada Sankranti). Karka Sankranti marks the beginning of Karka Masam in Solar Calendars.

16 August 2020 – Simha Sankranti (Shravan Sankranti). Simha Sankranti marks the beginning of Simha Masam in Solar Calendars.

16 September 2020 – Kanya Sankranti (Bhadrapada Sankranti). Kanya Sankranti marks the beginning of Kanya Masam in Solar Calendars.

17 October 2020 – Tula Sankranti (Adhik Maas Sankranti). Tula Sankranti marks the beginning of Tula Masam in Solar Calendars.

16 November 2020 – Vrischika Sankranti (Ashwin Sankranti). Vrischika Sankranti marks the beginning of Vrischika Masam in Solar Calendars.

15 December 2020 – Dhanu Sankranti (Kartik Sankranti). Dhanu Sankranti marks the beginning of Dhanur Masam in Solar Calendars.

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