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.
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
Rituals of Ratha
- All the propitious
rituals of Ratha Saptami are conducted at the time/or before Arunodaya, i.e.
- The first thing
should be taking a pious holy dip in the sacred River during Arunodaya (before
- 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
- 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.
diya/deepak of pure Ghee (earthen lamp) in front of Him.
- Venerate Lord with
intense dhoop, kapur and red and yellow flowers.
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
- The one who
observes a strict fast is blessed with long life, good health and wisdom.
Know about Ratha Saptami Vrat Katha in Hindi