Solar New Year 2021 and Its Significance

Wishing you all a very Happy Solar New Year and Mesha Sankranti!

Do you want to know the significance of the solar new year? When will it start? What rituals to be performed?

Are all these questions wandering in your mind?

If yes, then you are on the right platform, read along, and find answers to all your questions… Along with the date and time of the solar new year 2021, its astrological importance, and information about Mesha Sankranti.

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Solar New Year 2021 Date

In 2021, the Solar New Year will be celebrated on 14th April. The important timings to be considered for Mesha Sankranti are as below:

Sunrise: 14th April 2021 | Time: 6:10 AM

Sunset: 14th April, 2021 | Time: 6:43 PM

Punya Kaal Muhurat: 14th April 2021 | Time: From 6:10 AM to 12:27 PM

Maha Punya Kaal Muhurat: 14th April 2021 | Time: From 6:10 AM to 8.15 AM

Sankranti Time: 2:39 AM

What is Solar New Year and When it Begins?

The solar new year begins when the soul of our Universe, i.e. Surya Dev, completes its Zodiac year. Surya Dev exists from the water sign Pisces or Meen Rashi, which is considered the last sign. It enters the fire sign Aries or Mesha Rashi, which is considered the first sign. In each Sign, Lord Sun resides for about a month or 30 days.

Solar new year refers to the first day of the solar cycle year, i.e. the first day of the solar New Year in the Hindu lunisolar calendar. In India, it is popularly known as Mesha Sankranti. Apart from this, people celebrate this festival with different names and in different ways throughout the country. For example, it is called Pana Sankranti in Odisha, Puthandu in Tamil Nadu, Bihu in Assam, Poila Baisakh in Bengal, Mesha Sankranti is also celebrated by Punjabis as the festival of Vaishakh.

The 10 minutes before Sankranti and 10 minutes after Sankranti are highly auspicious for any prosperous or good doings. All the prayers during this time period bring fortunate results. Sankranti refers to the holy or sacred changes.

On the day of Solar New Year, the Soul of our Universe, i.e. Surya Dev, is worshipped by all the devotees. Surya Dev is the symbol of pride, warmth, designation, and respect and considered the father of all. Astrologically this can be considered as our souls’ decision to wake up after a long sleep in the sign of Pisces and to fill over body with every available rejuvenation and rise on the eastern horizon like an undefeated warrior.

There are a total of 12 Sankranti. On each Sankranti, people take a Holy dip, observe fast, chant various mantras, and perform Havan. They help poor people by donating food, clothes, and even money. They especially donate yellow or red colour clothes or pulses as Yellow and Red are considered as the colours of Lord Sun. According to the Bhagavad Geeta, one should help poor people for good karma. Thus, this day holds an important place.

How you can welcome Surya Dev on Solar New Year | Rituals for Mesha Sankranti

  • You should wake up early in the morning and take a bath before sunrise as on the day of Solar New Year, it is necessary to have a bath in the holy rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, and others.
  • After that, you should offer Jal (water) from a pot to Surya Dev and Do Surya Namaskar.
  • You can perform puja or ritual on a Punya Kaal Muhurat. So you must know the time of Punya Kaal Muhurat.
  • After performing puja, you should distribute prasad to everyone. In north India, people distribute Aam Panna as prasad.
  • Chant various mantras, songs, and strotas of Lord Surya. One of the most important devotional mantras of Surya Dev that one should chant is “Om Grehini Suryaya Namaha!”.
  • You can donate clothes, food, and even money to the poor and needy. Donating red and yellow colour clothes or food is considered auspicious.
  • You must prepare satvik bhojan on this day.
  • Along with lord Surya, you can worship Lord Shiva, Hanuman, Vishnu, and Maa Kali for good health, peace of mind, and prosperity.

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Astrological Significance Of Solar New Year

The solar new year is considered very auspicious as the Surya Dev is the backbone of Astrology. There are a total of twelve Sankranti that take place over the time of a year. Each of the twelve Sankranti holds equal significance. Astrologers perform havan on Solar New Year and on each twelve Sankranti.

Solar New Year has great significance to astrologers and pandits. As the prediction of the date of Hindu festivals is based on this day. Astrologers and pandits also use Solar year to make Kundali. Also, it states the importance of each date and time of the Hindu Calendar. So, this solar new year, Get your Handwritten Janampatri by renowned astrologers.

Summing Up

Solar New Year is considered the most auspicious and important day for the Hindus. Solar calendars follow various laws to mark the first day of the year depending upon the Sankranti’s precise time. It is the best time to visit Puri Jagannath, Samaleshwari, Cuttack Chandi, and Biraja temples to seek the blessings of God.

Surya Dev is the Father of Astrology. Surya Dev removes the darkness from your life and brings brightness on this Solar New Year. One can get rid of all the sins by doing Seva or charity activities on this day.

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May this Solar New Year lead you all towards Good Fortune, Health, and Wealth.


1. What are a solar year and lunar year?

A Solar year is a time it takes Earth to revolve around the Sun which lasts around 365 days whereas A Lunar Year is a time taken by the Moon to pass through each of its phases which lasts around 354 days.

2. Is the lunar-solar cycle 33 years?

Yes, the lunar-solar cycle is 33 years. A lunar year has approximately 354 days. A solar year has 365 days, so it means a 33-year cycle.

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