Vishnupathi or Vishnupati Punyakalam (Haripada Punyakalam) is the most auspicious time to worship Lord Vishnu. Vishnupathi is observed once in three months and four times in a year. In 2012, first Vishnupati Punyakala date is February 13, 2012. It is the first Vishnupati in 2012. The time to observe the rituals of Vishnupati punyakalam is – 1.30 am to 10.30 am on February 13.
Kumbha Sankranti marks the day on which Sun starts transition towards Kumbha Rashi (Aquarius zodiac) from Makara Rashi (Capricorn zodiac). Kumbha Sankramana, Vrishabha Sankramana, Simha Sankramana & Vrischika Sankramana mark the Vishnupathi Punyakalam.
Vishnupathi 2012 dates
Kumbha Sankramana Vishnupathi: February 13, 2012
Vrishabha Sankramana Vishnupathi: May 14, 2012
Simha Sankramana Vishnupathi: August 16, 2012
Vrischika Sankramana Vishnupathi: November 16, 2012
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