Kanya Sankranti 2021: Significance, Rituals, and Associated Legends

As per the Hindu beliefs, when the planet Sun moves from one zodiac sign to another, it is known as Sankranti of that zodiac sign. So, when Sun enters the Virgo sign, it is known as Kanya Sankranti or Ashwin Sankranti. Lord Vishwakarma, an outstanding engineer, is worshipped on the day of Kanya Sankranti and this day is also celebrated as his birth anniversary. Lord Vishwakarma created this world on Lord Brahma’s command. Therefore, it is believed that for anyone who worships on this day with dedication and devotion, all their sufferings end, and they are blessed with abundant wealth.

On Kanya Sankranti, people perform various kinds of donations and charity, along with Shradh puja for their ancestors and penance rituals. People also take a bath in the holy water to get rid of their souls and body as a ritual on this day. This year, Kanya Sankranti will be celebrated on 17th September.

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In this blog by AstroSage, we will make the readers get aware of the significance of Kanya Sankranti, its puja rituals, and the Mantra to be chanted on this auspicious day.

Kanya Sankranti: Date & Shubh Muhurat

Kanya Sankranti Date: September 17, 2021

Punya Kaal Muhurat: 06:17 AM to 12:15 PM

Maha Punya Kaal Muhurat: 06:17 AM to 08:10 AM 

Sunrise On Kanya Sankranti: 06:17 AM

Sunset on Kanya Sankranti: 06:24 PM

Kanya Sankranti 2021 Significance

The purpose of Kanya Sankranti is to worship worker’s machinery and tools. It is believed that with dedication and determination towards work, one has a better and brighter future as it brings prosperity in the life of a person. This day is observed with joy and dignity. People also bring idols of Lord Vishwakarma to their factories, offices, and workplaces to worship him.

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Kanya Sankranti 2021 Rituals

  • Devotees must wake up early, take a bath, and worship Lord Vishwakarma on this day with devotion.
  • Decorate the idol of Lord Vishwakarma.
  • Artisans organise the Vishwakarma Puja at their offices for their progress in the future.
  • Machines are worshipped on this day and offered garlands made of flowers.
  • Devotees pray for the smooth functioning of their machinery.
  • Prasad offered to Lord Vishwakarma is distributed among the people. It includes conventional meals like Kheer, Khichdi, Laddoos, fruits, etc.
  • Besides the architectural and engineering community, craftsmen, smiths, welders, and staff might also worship Lord Vishwakarma on this day.

Mantra To Chant

Recite this Mantra on the day of Kanya Sankranti to invoke Lord Vishwakarma’s blessings:

  || ओम् विस्ह्वकर्मय नमह् ||

|| Om Vishwakarmay Namah ||

Budhaditya Yoga on Kanya Sankranti

The formation of auspicious conjunction makes the fasts or festivals all the more very important. In this pretext, Budhaditya Yoga is going to be formed on the day of Kanya Sankranti and thus, the importance of this day will enhance manifold.   

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How this Conjunction is Going to be Formed? 

The fact is that Mercury is already present in its own zodiac sign (Virgo) and the Sun is also going to transit in the same sign on September 17 and as a result, there will be a formation of Budhaditya Yoga – combination of Sun and Mercury.

What does Budhaditya Yoga Mean? 

As per astrology, the conjunction of Mercury and Sun blesses the native with respect, laurels, as well as financial gains. Whosoever has this auspicious Yoga in their Kundli, earns popularity and good fortune for life.   

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The Legend

The auspicious day of Kanya Sankranti is also celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Vishwakarma. He is considered a great engineer. As per the scriptures, it is said that Lord Vishwakarma is the one who built this entire world according to Lord Brahma’s directions. He has built various weapons of the Gods, along with constructing Dwarka or the Maya Sabha of the Pandavas. 

Unfavourable Sun for these Zodiac Signs on Kanya Sankranti

Aries, Gemini, Libra, Capricorn

Favourable Sun for these Zodiac Signs on Kanya Sankranti

Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius

Major Remedies on Kanya Sankranti

  • Offer water to Lord Sun on a daily basis starting from Kanya Sankranti. 
  • Respect the elders and seek their blessings before going anywhere. 
  • Add saffron colour as much as possible in your everyday life. 
  • Recite Surya Mantra regularly. 
  • Recite Aditya Hridaya Stotra. 

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