Simha Sankranti (Simha Sankramana) is the day when Surya Bhagavan transits through or enters into Simha Rashi (Leo) from Karkataka Rashi (Cancer). In 2019, Simha Sankranti date is August 17.
Simha Sankranti Punyakalam Timings
Simha Sankranti Sankramana Time – 1.02 PM, 17 August 2019
17 August 2019 – Simha Sankranti (Sun enters into Simha Rashi) – Simha Sankramana punyakalam timings – 6.38 AM to 1.02 PM (Punyakala Muhurta).
Maha Punyakala Time – 10.57 AM to 1.02 PM
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 2019
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:07 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:54
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)20:20 Chandrastama (Moonset)07:22
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dwitiya – 22:48
Nakshatra Shatabhisha – 13:56
Yoga Atiganda – 13:53
Karana Garaja – 22:48
Purnimanta Month Bhaadrupada
Amavasyanta Month Sraavana
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 09:19 – 10:55
Gulika Kalam: 06:07 – 07:43
Yama Gandam: 14:06 – 15:42
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Bhadra Mahina 2076 (Bhadrapad Maas, Bhadon Maas)
Malayalam Calendar – Chingam Month 1195 (Chinga Masam – Simha Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Shravana Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Aadi Month (Aadi Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Shraban Mash 1426
Nepali Calendar – Shrawan Maas 2076
Telugu Calendar – Shravana Masam (Shravanam)
Marathi Calendar – Shravan Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Shravan Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Karka – 13:17:59
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Kumbha
Abhijit: 12:05 – 12:56
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 21:07 – 22:55
Durmuhurthams: 06:58 – 07:49