Ratha Saptami (Magha Saptami) Puja Vidhi, Rituals and Significance

On Ratha Saptami (Magha saptami), a Snan Muhurta is the major ceremony that takes place on specific timings. The muhurat puja would be at 05:22 am to 07:06 am and the duration is 1 Hour 44 Minutes. Saptami Tithi will start by 15:20 and finish by 15:54 the other day. It is also known as Surya Jayanti. Know about puja muhurat with rituals and benefits of ratha saptami vrat.

Ratha Saptami Muhurat Timings:

Snan Muhurta on Ratha Saptami = 05:23 to 07:07
Duration = 1 Hour 44 Mins
Sunrise time for Arghyadan = 07:03
Saptami Tithi Begins = 15:20 on 11/Feb/2019
Saptami Tithi Ends = 15:54 on 12/Feb/2019

Ratha Saptami

Rituals of Ratha Saptami Puja:

  • All the propitious rituals of Ratha Saptami are conducted at the time/or before Arunodaya, i.e. before sunrise.
  • The first thing should be taking a pious holy dip in the sacred River during Arunodaya (before sunrise).
  • While taking bath, one should also offer flower leaves, milk and sweetmeats to Lord Surya.
  • Recite the jappa of ‘Gayatri Mantra’, ‘Surya Sahasranaam,’ and ‘Adityahridayam’ after or during bath.
  • After chanting the mantras, worship Lord Surya during sunrise by offering Arghyadan.
  • Proffer water to Lord Surya from Kalash (with folded hand) in standing posture.
  • Light diya/deepak of pure Ghee (earthen lamp) in front of Him.
  • Venerate Lord with intense dhoop, kapur and red and yellow flowers. 

Benefits of Ratha Saptami Puja:

  • It is considered that- Sun God enlightened the entire world with his illumination, power and strength.
  • It is a belief that that taking a sacred bath at the time of Ratha Saptami free a person from all illnesses and diseases.
  • Seven types of sins ever done in your present or previous lives are purified by expiatory sacrifice, ceremonial washing, or some other ritual action on Ratha Saptami day.
  • The one who observes a strict fast is blessed with long life, good health and wisdom.

Know about Ratha Saptami Vrat Katha in Hindi

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