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means transmigration of Sun from one Rāshi (zodiac in Indian astrology) to the other. Hence there are 12 such Sankrantis in all.
- Makara Sankaranti: (Sanskrit: मकर संक्रान्ति, Assamese: মকৰ সংক্রান্তি, Malayalam: മകര സാന്ക്രാന്തി, Tamil: தைப்பொங்கல், Telugu: మకర సంక్రాంతి, Marathi: मकर संक्रान्ति, Kannada: ಮಕರ ಸಂಕ್ರಾಂತಿ) or Sankranti or Sankranthi marks the transition of the Sun into Makara rashi (Capricorn) on its celestial path. The traditional Indian Calendar is based on lunar positions, Sankranti is a solar event. The date of Makar Sankranti remains constant over a long term, 14 January.
- Maha Vishuva Sankranti: (Oriya:ମହାବିଷୁବ ସଙ୍କ୍ରମଣ, Sanskrit:महा विषुव संक्रमण, Bengali: মহাবিষুব সংক্রান্তি), also known as Mesha Sankranti and Pana Sankranti, is celebrated as the Oriya New Year and is marked as the end of a Bengali year. The day marks the beginning of the New Year in the traditional Hindu Solar Calendar. On this day the sun enters the sidereal Aries or Mesha rashi. It generally falls on 13/14 April.