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Kanya Sankranti Celebrations 2023: Rituals, Important Date, Time, and Purpose

The purpose of the day is to honour the labour performed by an individual with all of his tools and machinery.

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Kanya Sankranti Celebrations: Sankranti is the day on the Hindu calendar when the Sun changes its position from one zodiac to another. Kanya Sankranti is the day on which the Sun passes from Simha rashi (the sign of Leo) to Kanya rashi. It is the month of Purattasi according to the Tamil calendar. According to the Keralan calendar, Kanni masam occurs on this day. All twelve Sankranti that occur throughout the course of a year are conducive to charitable giving and activities for the needy.

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Kanya Sankranti Celebrations

Kanya Sankranti 2023 occurs on Sunday, September 17.

On Kanya Sankranti, numerous types of daan, ancestral shradh puja, and penance rituals are performed. An additional ritual of this day is bathing in sacred water bodies to purge oneself of all sins, spirit and body. It is the day when the Vishwakarma pooja is celebrated in the industrial cities of Bengal and Orissa. It is Lord Vishwakarma’s birthday, who is revered as an exceptional engineer. He is considered God’s creator. He provides his followers with the ability to perform with excellence and quality.


As on every other puja day, devotees begin the day by bathing and preparing for the puja ceremony.

Lord Vishwakarma is worshipped and his image or idol is cleaned along with the instruments people use for their business.

This day is primarily observed by businesses, schools, stores, and universities. Small and large artisans ensure that Vishwakarma puja is performed in their workshop for the future year’s prosperity.

On this day, machines are worshipped and presented with floral garlands. On this day, devotees pray for the proper operation of their machines, and no labour is performed.

After the puja, everyone receives prasad, which consists of traditional offerings of food to the Lord. It consists of fruits, desserts, and prepared foods such as khichdi and kheer.

Important Kanya Sankranti 2023 Timings

  • Sunrise: September 17, 2023 6:17 AM
  • Sunset: September 17, 2023 6:25 PM
  • Punya Kaal Muhurta: September 17, 1:34 PM – September 17, 6:25 PM
  • Maha Punya Kaal Muhurta: September 17, 1:34 PM – September 17, 1:58 PM
  • Sankranti Moment: September 17, 2023 1:34 PM

This date is also known as Vishwakarma Jayanti Day. All twelve Sankrantis throughout the year are extremely auspicious for charity and almsgiving. Biswakarma Puja is the primary Kanya Sankranti ceremony in Orissa and West Bengal.

Kanya Sankranti Purpose

On the birthday of Lord Vishwakarma, a deity who is revered as the divine Engineer, Vishwakarma Jayanti is observed. He is also known as Devashilpi or The Architect of Gods. According to the Georgian calendar, the festival is widely observed in September. Lord Vishwakarma is regarded as the embodiment of quality and excellence. deity Brahma, the Hindu deity of creation, instructed Lord Vishwakarma, the Hindu god of architecture, to design the entire universe. He built the holy city of Dwarka, where Lord Krishna governs, as well as the Maya Sabha of the Pandavas and a number of magnificent weapons for the Gods.

The purpose of the day is to honour the labour performed by an individual with all of his tools and machinery. The greater the quality of his work, the greater his earnings, and this would contribute to a prosperous life. There are a small number of Lord Vishwakarma temples located throughout India, including the states of Bihar, Maharashtra, and Gujarat. This day is commemorated with honour and happiness. To venerate God, people also place idols in their offices and factories.

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