About Simha Sankranti & Rituals of Simha Sanskranti
Simha Sankranti marks the day when the sun moves from karka Rashi (Cancer) to simha (leo). Simha sankramn is a significant south Indian festival. The day also marks the day the beginning of the Simha month which is a part of the various solar calendars followed by Indians. This day starts the chinga month as per the Malayalam calendar, Avni month as per Tamil month, and Bhadra month as per the Bengali calendar. Those who have sun placed in the cancer sign in their horoscope are going through the Dasha period of planet sun should get the sun( Surya) puja done. During this puja special mantras of Lord Vishnu are also done. Lord Vishnu, Sun, God, and Lord Narsing are worshiped on the day of Singh Sankranti. Devotees take a holy bath on this day, After which the deities are anointed with coconut water and milk.
Rituals of simha sanskranti
On the occasion Simha Sankranti, devotees worship Lord Vishnu, sun god, and lord Narshimha swami. Lord Ganesha is worshipped before all the rest of the puja ceremony to please him and it is called the appada puja. Nariyal (coconut) abhisheka is performed on this day where coconut water is used. Mantras are chanted to seek blessings from the lord. Flowers, fruits and different preparation of sweets is offered to the deity.
Significance of Simha Sankranti
Sun God, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Narasimha swami are prayed on the occasion of Simha Sankranti. People visit the Vishnumurthy temple situated at kulai near the city of Mangalore. v Narikela abhisheka which is considered to be a holy bath is specially performed on the occasion of Simha Sankranti. Specially cleansed coconut water is used for Maricela abhisheka.