Maha Vishuva Sankranti also known as Pana Sankranti is celebrated as the Oriya New 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 14th or 15th April.
Maha Vishuva Sankranti is similar to the New Year festivals observed elsewhere in India such as Baisakhi (Punjab), Bihu (Assam),Jude-Sheetal (Mithila), Naba Barsha (Bengal), Bisu Parba (Tulu Nadu region in Karnataka), Vishu (Kerala), Puthandu (Tamil Nadu) and Ugadi (Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka).
In 2012 Oriya New Year 2012 will fall on 14th April 2012.
Sankranti people offer delicious Pana – a sweet drink made of different types of fruits, water, milk, bela, curd and sugar or jaggery, to the Tulsi Plant, Lord Shiva and their deities in various Temples of the state
Please find below 2012 Vishuva Sankranti – Pana Sankranti – Oriya New Year : SMS, Text Messages and Greetings :
Natun asha, natun pran, natun sure natun gaan
natun jiboner natun alo
Natun bochhor katuk bhalo.
Nua Barshara Subhechha
May the new year that follows be the best you have ever had.
Have a blissful new year!
Happy New Year 2012
As the world makes a new beginning,
let us celebrate our friendship and
have a fun-filled new year!
As the New Year dawns,
I hope it is filled with the promises of a brighter tomorrow.
Happy New Year 2012!