Pana Sankranti 2024 Date
Maha Bishuba Sankranti This festival is observed Month of Baisakha Celebrated in eastern parts of India on Sunday 14th april 2024
about us Pana Sankranti
also known as Maha Bishuba Sankranti, the traditional New Year Day festival. The festival is celebrated on the first day of the traditional solar month of Meṣa, hence equivalent lunar month Baisakha.
Usually, the Pana Sankranti also marks the end of the 13-day Danda and Jhamu Yatra. Traditionally, this Sankranti is also called as the Maha Visuba Sankranti – the name whose etymology can be traced to the Visuva Rekha, the Equator.
Pana Sankranti and the rituals associated with it can also be considered to be an attempt to beat the wrath of the summer.
As water is the essential element to beat the heat, hence the day is also called ‘Jala (Water) Bisuba Sankranti.
This New Year is celebrated across the country as ‘Maha Bishuba’ Pana Sankranti, Rongali Bihu, Vishu, and Puthandu. Be it Baisakhi, Vishu or Puthandu, the celebrations are more or less equal in different parts of the country.