In this answer there is verse, which has word "Shadashiti Mukheshu" which has beem interpreted as Sankramana of Mithuna, Kanya, Dhanu and Meena.

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Is there authoritative reference which says what is Shadashiti Sankramana?

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    Can you correct Shadaseti to Shadashiti? Shadashiti means 86 (shabdkosh.com/dictionary/sanskrit-english/…)
    – Rickross
    Oct 12 at 13:07
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    @Rickross hey Rick, happy Dasara. Oct 12 at 13:24
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    3 different names of Sankramanas for Sun entering 3 kinds of Rasis: Chara, Sthira and Dviswabhava. All 4 mentioned here are Dviswabhava Rasis.
    – The Destroyer
    Oct 12 at 13:39
  • Hi thanks and same to you @MrGreenGold
    – Rickross
    Oct 12 at 13:41

Yes , the the term Sadasiti is explained in Padama Purana - Vol. 1 - Shrishti Kanda - Chapter 77- Shloka 44.

तासुयद्वाफलंब्रूमोलोकानांनिखिलंमुने |
धनुर्मिथुनमीनेषुकन्यायांषडशीतय ||44||

44 We (i.e. I) shall , O Sage, (now) tell (you) all the fruit that is (obtained by one) on these (samkranti days) . (The samkranti days) on which the sun enters the Dhanu , Mithuna , Mina and Kanya (signs of zodiac) are called Sadasiti.

Sadasiti (षडशती) is one of the name of the four passages of the sun from one zodiacal sign to the other. The Padma Purana explanins that Sadasiti. is the period of passages of the sun in Zodiac signs Sagittarius , Gemini , Pisces , Virgo. i.e. when the sun enters in these Zodiac signs that transition or Sankranti is called as Sadasiti sankranti.

Similarely when the sun enters in Zodiac signs Taurus , Scorpius , Leo , Aquarius it is called as "Vishnupadi" and when in Aries, Libra it is called as "Vishuvat".

  • Swift Pushkar can you please explain why it's Shadasheti?? Why the name? Thank you Oct 12 at 5:23
  • Also is this mentioned in Vedamga Jyothisha?? Any clue? Oct 12 at 5:23
  • @MrGreenGold - Yeah I tried to find etymology of word Shadasiti but haven't found anything much.Meantime I will search again also looking in Joytisha texts and others. Oct 12 at 6:23
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    Shadasiti means 86 (Shada 6 + Asiti 80).. somewhere i read it's every 86th day..
    – YDS
    Oct 12 at 12:26
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    drikpanchang.com/planet/transit/surya-transit-date-time.html mentions transit into these 4 rashis every ~3months (as per modern calendar)..in some ancient calendar it should be 86 days that's why the name Shadasiti...
    – YDS
    Oct 12 at 12:43

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