Mithun Sankranti

By onlinenakshatra

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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Welcome to onlinenakshatra Podcast, where we dive deep into the traditions and significance of various festivals and events in the Hindu calendar. Today, we are excited to celebrate Mithun Sankranti with all our listeners.

Mithun Sankranti, also known as Mithuna Sankramana or Raja Parba, marks the beginning of the solar month of Mithuna in the Hindu calendar. It falls on the day when the sun enters the zodiac sign of Gemini, known as Mithuna in Sanskrit.

This auspicious day is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm in various parts of India, especially in the eastern and northeastern states. It is a time to rejoice the arrival of monsoon and the onset of the agricultural season. People clean and decorate their homes, wear new clothes, and offer prayers to the Sun God for a bountiful harvest.

On this special occasion, we also indulge in delicious delicacies like pithas, laddus, and other traditional sweets. The festival is also accompanied by various cultural activities and games, making it a fun-filled celebration for everyone.

So, join us as we delve into the history, rituals, and significance of Mithun Sankranti on this episode of onlinenakshatra Podcast. Stay tuned for an enriching conversation and happy listening!