Simha Sankranti (Simha Sankramana) is the day when Surya Bhagavan transits through or enters into Simha Rashi (Leo) from Karkataka Rashi (Cancer). In 2022, Simha Sankranti date is August 17.
Simha Sankranti Punyakalam Timings
Simha Sankranti Sankramana Time – 7.23 AM, 17 August 2022
17 August 2022 – Simha Sankranti (Sun enters into Simha Rashi) – Simha Sankramana punyakalam timings – 5.47 AM to 7.23 PM (Punyakala Muhurta).
Maha Punyakala Time – till 7.23 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 2022
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 05:47 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 06:41 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 10:25 PM
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 10:46 AM
Tithi : Shashthi upto 08:24 PMSaptami
Nakshatra : Ashwini upto 09:57 PMBharani
Karana : Garaja upto 08:14 AMVanija upto 08:24 PMVishti
Yoga : Ganda upto 08:57 PMVriddhi
Weekday : Budhawara
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Shaka Samvatsaram : 1944 Shubhakrutha
Chandramasa : Bhadrapada – Purnimanta; Shravana – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit Muhurat : None
Amrita Kalam : 02:30 PM to 04:09 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 12:14 PM to 01:51 PM
Yamaganda : 07:24 AM to 09:01 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 10:37 AM to 12:14 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 11:48 AM to 12:40 PM
Varjyam : 05:49 PM to 07:28 PM