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Simha Sankranti: Know The Significance and Importance Simha Sankranti

Simha Sankranti: Know The Significance and Importance Simha Sankranti

Sankranti comes from one zodiac sign to the presence of the sun and Leo Sankranti is one of the twelve Sankranti that occur every year. During the Simha Sankranti, Sun travels from Cancer Rashi to Simha Rashi. In Southern India, it's referred to as Simha Sankranam and is well known with more enthusiasm in South India on this day than in Northern India.

The day begins within the Malayalam calendar, in line with the Tamil month and Avni month and within the Bhadra month according to the Bengali calendar.

Apart from the whole of South India, the people of the Kumaon region of Himachal Pradesh celebrate Simha Sankranti with nice enthusiasm and enthusiasm. Sankranti virtuous bathing is a really big custom on this day which is done exclusively in holy water.

During the Chand dynasty, ordinary citizens gave fruits and flowers to members of the royal family and called it the right of ollag.

Importance of Simha Sankranti

The tithi or day of Simha Sankranam is considered to be supernatural and promising and today it's considered very auspicious for individuals to take Sankranti Punya Snan or a devotional bath at various blessed places. In many places, people worship Lord Vishnu, Lord Narasimha, and Sun God on this day.

This day is celebrated with nice reverence at the Vishnurmurti temple in Kulai, a small city near Mangalore. On this day the temple priests perform certain rituals to imbibe Lord Vishnu, the direct deity of the temple.

These embrace Narikela Abhishek, through which Lord Vishnu is bathed with coconut water, which known as a holy water bath. At that time there is Appa Puja, in which Lord Ganapati and Hovina Puja (Lord Vishnu) are worshiped, in which special worship of Lord Vishnu is performed.

The ritual of offering special worship to Lord Vishnurmurti continues from the day of Simha Sankranti to the Kanya Sankranti, when the Sun God enters the Virgo sign.

The imperative of celebration in the group of South Indians is evident in the way that various temples are celebrated with extraordinary commitment and enthusiasm on the conditions of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh.

Rituals of Simha Sankranti

  • In the event of Simha Sankranti, devotees worship Lord Vishnu, Sun God, and Lord Narasimha Swamy.
  • The consecration of Narialal (coconut) is performed on this day where coconut water is used.
  • The puja is performed before the remainder of the service to satisfy Lord Ganesha and is known as Appa Pooja.
  • Hovina worship of Lord Vishnurmurti lasts for a month until the Sun enters Virgo.
  • Flowers, fruits, and sweets are offered to the deity.
  • Mantras are chanted to get blessings from God.


The main temple of Lord Vishnumurthy in Kulai, close to Mangalore celebrates today with devotion.A priest performs the above rituals within the temple as per muhurat timings. There are numerous different temples in some components of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh that observe rituals and prayers on this present day.

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