Mangaluru, 13 April 2015: Weather typical of the monsoon giving denizens respite from the scorching heat ahead of Tulu and Malayalam New year Bisu , which will be celebrated on Mesha Sankranti day April 14.
The weatherman has recorded cloudy weather till after noon and rain several parts of district with mercury dipping to 28 degree Celsius and 74 per cent humidity for the day.
It is also referred to as Souramana Ugadi as it is celebrated as the New Year day in Souramana Panchangams (Solar Calendars). In 2015, Mesha Sankranti date is April 14 in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam & Punjab.
‘Bisu’ is the Tulu New Year of Tulunadu area in Karnataka and Kasargod. Kerala people celebrate ‘Malayalam Zodiac New Year’ with the name ‘Vishu’ or ‘Chithirai Vishu’.
Vishu Kani is important part of Vishu celebration in Kerala and part of Karnataka Coastal belt. The Vishukkani consists of a ritual arrangement of auspicious articles intended to signify prosperity, including rice, fruits and vegetables, betel leaves, arecanut, metal mirror, yellow flowers called konna (Cassia fistula), holy texts and coins, usually in the prayer room of the house.
‘Bohag Bihu’ or ‘Rongali Bihu’ is celebrated as Assamese New Year. Baisakhi celebrates the Punjabi New Year. Souramana Ugadi is celebrated as ‘Varusha Pirappu’, , ‘Puthandu’ in Tamil Nadu. ‘Pohela Boishakh’ & ‘Naba Barsha’ are the name of Bengali New Year day. ‘Maha Vishuba Sankranti’ (Pana Sankranti) is the the name of Odisha New Year day.
Mesha Sankranti (Mesha Sankramana punyakalam) is an auspicious during when Sun transits to Mesha Rashi from Meena Rashi. It marks the beginning of new zodiac cycle of Surya Bhagavan.