People donate food, clothes etc. on the day of Vrischik Sankranti because charity is considered sacred during this time. Apart from this, bathing in holy rivers is also considered very auspicious.
Date and Timings
Vrishchika Sankranti Punya Kaal Muhurta
Vrischika Sankranti Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Vrishchika Sankranti Punya Kaal – 07:35 to 13:18
Duration – 05 hours 43 minutes
Vrishchika Sankranti Maha Punya Kaal – 11:31 to 13:18
Duration – 01 Hour 47 Minutes
Vrischika Sankranti moment – 13:18
According to Hindu belief, the Sankranti period is considered highly significant for charity, penance and the performance of Shradh for ancestors. Taking a bath in the holy rivers is considered very auspicious.
Sun will transit from Libra to Scorpio on the intervening night of 16th and 17th November. The position of Sun on Libra is not good and Sun is in weak position, now it will move to Scorpio which is better house for Sun, here it receives energy. The Sun will remain in Scorpio for about a month. Its condition will affect the individual as well as the country and the world.
In the Tamil calendar, Vrischika Sankranti marks the beginning of 'Karthigai Masam' and in the Malayalam calendar 'Vrischika Masam', the Hindu community celebrates the rituals of Vrischika Sankranti with utmost devotion here.
Devotees worship the Sun God on this day because Vrischika Sankranti is dedicated to the Sun God.
On this day devotees take Sankranti bath.
Donating on this day is considered very auspicious, it should be done at a fixed time to get maximum benefits.
On this day, devotees perform Shradh and Pitru Tarpan, which is an important ritual of the day.
Donation of a cow to a Brahmin on Vrishchik Sankranti is considered very auspicious.
Vishnu Sahasranama, Aditya Hriday etc. are Hindu scriptures read on this day, which must be recited.
Vedic mantras and hymns are recited regularly on this day.