Simha Sankranti (Simha Sankramana) is the day when Surya Bhagavan transits through or enters into Simha Rashi (Leo) from Karkataka Rashi (Cancer). In 2017, Simha Sankranti date is August 17.
Simha Sankranti Punyakalam Timings
17 August 2017 – Simha Sankranti (Sun enters into Simha Rashi) – Simha Sankramana punyakalam timings – 5.55 AM to 12.11 Noon (Punyakala Muhurta).
Maha Punyakala Time – 5.55 AM to 8.00 AM
Simha rashi is the fifth among 12 rashis. Hindus perform Sankraman snan (ritual bath), Vishnu pujas and Vishnu Sahasranama stotra parayana during this day.
On Simha Sankranthi day, ‘Malayalam New Year’ (Chingam 1) is also celebrated.
Simha Sankranthi falls in Shravan Month as per Telugu, Marathi, Kannada and Gujarati calendars and in Bhadrapada Month as per North Indian calendars. Simha Sankranti marks the beginning of Simha Month in Solar calendars followed in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Chinga masam starts in Kerala and Aavani masam starts in Tamil Nadu on Simha Sankramanam. The next day of Simha Sankraman is the first day in Bengali Bhadra month.
Panchangam, Simha Sankranti – 17 August 2017
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:07 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:54
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)26:18 Chandrastama (Moonset)14:59
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dashami – 12:43
Nakshatra Mrigashirsha – 22:59
Yoga Harshana – 21:37
Karana Bava – 23:22
Purnimanta Month Bhaadrupada
Amavasyanta Month Sraavana
Shaka Samvatsara: Hevilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Sadharana
Rahu Kalam: 14:06 – 15:42
Gulika Kalam: 09:19 – 10:54
Yama Gandam: 06:07 – 07:43
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Simha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrishabha – 11:56:25
Amrita Kalam 14:52 – 16:21
Abhijit: 12:05 – 12:56
Time to Avoid
Durmuhurthams: 15:29 – 16:20