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Mithuna Sankranti 2024 Date and Significance

Posted on June 7, 2024

Mithuna Sankranti is a significant festival celebrated in Odisha, marking the transition of the Sun into the Mithuna (Gemini) zodiac sign. This auspicious occasion usually falls in mid-June, signifying the beginning of the agricultural season. The festival is observed with various rituals, reflecting the agrarian culture and deep-rooted traditions of the region.

Mithuna Sankranti 2024 Date: June 15, Saturday.

On Mithuna Sankranti, devotees wake up early to take a holy dip in rivers or ponds, believing that it purifies the soul and brings blessings. Special pujas are performed at temples, and offerings of fruits, flowers, and sweets are made to the deities. Farmers worship their agricultural tools and seeds, praying for a bountiful harvest.

The festival also involves community gatherings and feasts. People prepare and share traditional dishes made from freshly harvested crops, celebrating the fertility of the land. Cultural programs, including folk dances and songs, are organized to add to the festive spirit.

Mithuna Sankranti is not just a religious event but also a celebration of nature’s bounty and the hard work of the farmers. It fosters a sense of gratitude and unity among the community, as they come together to welcome the new agricultural year with hope and joy.

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