Vrischika Sankranti is also called as ‘Vruschika Sankramanam is a sacred day that marks the movement of Sun from the Tula Rashi to the Vruschika Rashi. In the Gregorian calendar this transition corresponds to the movement of Sun from the Libra Zodiac Sign to the Scorpio Zodiac Sign. It is noted that in the Indian astrology Rashi system, the Vruschika Rashi occupies the 8th position. On Vrischika Sankranti this planetary shift of Sun God helps it to regain energy and occurs during a specific time of the year.
The festival of Vrischika Sankranti denotes the beginning of ‘Karthigai Masam’ in the Tamil calendar and the ‘Vrischika Masam’ in the Malayam calendar. This day holds great importance for followers of Hindu community and the rituals of Vrischika Sankranti is observed with immense devotion and enthusiasm.