Tula Sankranti is also known as Garbhana Sankranti and is the first day of the Kartika month by the hindu solar calendar. It falls on the same day as Mahasthmi and is celebrated all over India with different rituals. The festival is especially celebrated in Odisha and Karnataka to enjoy the achievement of the farmers in growing rice fields just as a pregnant mother rejoices and feels proud of her womb. Thus, Tula Sankranti is also called the garbhana Sankranti. The day is celebrated with social, religious, and cultural significance.

Holy dips or bath in Karnataka, Mayavaram and Bhagamandala are considered auspicious not only on the day of Sankranti but throughout the Tula month. Different pujas are performed to please Goddess Laxmi so that she bestows good crop for the farmers every year. The whole family of the farmers get involved during the puja ceremony and pray to God after which they eat a rich meal to believe that their will be no shortage of food in the future.

Tula Sankranti 2017 was on October 17 Tuesday

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Tula Sankranti

Tula Sankranti

Rituals of the Day

  • Goddess Laxmi and Goddess Parvati are worshipped on this day in Odisha and Karnataka respectively.
  • Goddess Laxmi is offered fresh rice grains, along with wheat grains and branches of kara plants, while Godess Parvati is offered betel leaves, palm nuts, sandalwood paste along with vermillion paste and bangles.
  • The celebration of this day is known to reduce famines and draughts so that the harvest is plenty and there is growth of earning power among the farmers.
  • In Karnataka coconut is covered with a silk cloth and decorated with garlands to represent Goddess parvati.
  • Another common ritual of this day that takes place in Odisha is to measure the yield of rice, wheat and pulses so that there will be no scarcity.

Important Timings On Tula Sankranti

Sunrise17-Oct-2017 06:28 AM
Sunset17-Oct-2017 17:55 PM
Punya Kaal Muhurta 08:40 AM - 16:40 PM
Maha Punya Kaal Muhurta 12:16 PM - 13:04 PM
Sankranti Moment17-Oct-2017 12:40 PM
Place : Ujjain [ India ] Time Zone : IST (+05:30)

Like other Sankranti days, temples are decorated and devotees come in large number to offer daan to the needy people. They pray to God for a better future and please him with good deeds. On Tula Sankranti, temples of Goddess Laxmi hold special importance apart the Surya temples and Navgraha temples.

Tula Sankranti festival dates between 2014 & 2024

YearDate
2014Friday, 17th of October
2015Sunday, 18th of October
2016Monday, 17th of October
2017Tuesday, 17th of October
2018Wednesday, 17th of October
2019Friday, 18th of October
2020Saturday, 17th of October
2021Sunday, 17th of October
2022Monday, 17th of October
2023Wednesday, 18th of October
2024Thursday, 17th of October
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