Vrishabha Sankranti (Vrushabha Sankramana) is the period during when Sun transits to Vrishabha rasi (Taurus zodiac) from Mesha rasi (Aries zodiac). Vrushaba Sankranti marks the beginning of Vrishabha masam or Vrushabha month in Solar calendars followed in Hinduism.
In 2021, Vrishabha Sankranti date is May 14. This day is popularly known as Brusha Sankranti in Odisha.
Vrishabha Sankranti Surya Sankramana Punyakaala Muhurtham – Night 11.25, 14 May
Vrishabha Sankranti Tharpana Mahapunya kaala Muhurta – 12.04 PM to 6.27 PM
Sankramana Snana are performed during Vrushabha Sankranti in many holy places. Pitru Tharpan or Shraddh tharpanam are main rituals observed on this festival.
Vrushabha Sankramana in 2021 marks the beginning of Malayalam month of Edavam masam, Vaigasi Masam in Tamil Calendar and Bengali month of Jyeshto mash. It falls during Vaishakh month in Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, and Kannada calendars; and Jyeshta month in North Indian Hindi calendars.
Vrishabha Sankranti is observed as ‘Haripada Punyakalam’ (Vishnupati Punyakalam).