Ratha Saptami Tomorrow, Know Its Auspicious Timings

Know Puja Vidhi for worshipping Sun God. Read here to know what is the right timing (Muhurat) for offering water to Sun, the religious and astrological significance of Surya Jayanti and the benefits of Surya Puja Vidhi.



Surya Jayanti, also known as Surya Saptami or Ratha Saptami, is celebrated as the day when Sun God illuminated the whole universe with his light & magnificence. The seventh day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Magha is known as Surya Saptami and is celebrated as the day of Surya Jayanti. As per English Calendar, this day in year 2018 is going to be on 24 January.

It is believed that Sun God was born on this day and hence, the day is celebrated as Surya Jayanti. Worshipping him on this day is considered of great importance.

Auspicious Timing for holy bath on Surya Saptami
Time05:29 AM to 07:17 AM
Duration1 Hour 47 Minutes
Morning Timing for Argh Daan7:13 AM

Above timing is effective for New Delhi only. Know the timing of Sunrise in your city: Daily Panchang


Surya Saptami Puja Vidhi


The person who offers water and worships Sun God on regular basis, attains self-confidence, health, respect and excellent memory. The Puja Vidhi for worshipping Sun God on the occasion of Surya Saptami is as follows: 

  • Perform a fast on this day and offer water (Argh) to Sun God at early morning. 
  • After bathing in a holy river, lake or at your home, take water in an urn (Kalash). Then, facing towards east, offer its water to Sun God while chanting the Surya Mantra “ॐ घृणि सूर्याय नमः”. 
  • After offering Argh to the God, light a Ghee lamp, incense and camphor and offer prayers (Aarti) to Sun God. Also offer red flowers to him. 
  • Reciting Aditya Hridaya Stotra on this day is considered beneficial for good health. 
  • Performing donation on Surya Saptami is of great importance, just like during Solar Eclipse (Surya Grahan). So, donate objects related to the Sun on this day. 

Also know about the big Celestial Event of the Year 2018: Super Blue Moon Eclipse

Importance of Surya Puja 


As per Hindu Religion and Vedic Astrology, Sun is also the king of Gods (Devtas) and Nine Planets (Navagrahas). One cannot imagine life without the light of the Sun, and that is why, he is also the Creator of the World. It is believed that offering water to the Sun on daily basis, boosts memory and mental awareness. As per religious beliefs, worshipping Sun God on Ratha Saptami, relieves a person of unintended sins. Also, the defects associated with Sun become less effective. 

We, at Astrosage, wishes all our readers a very blissful and virtuous Surya Saptami. May the blessings and grace of Sun God remains upon you.

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