How to observe Ratha Saptami Puja?

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Ratha Saptami is observed on the seventh (Saptami) day of shukla paksha in the hindu lunar month of magha. This festival is dedicated to the surya Bhagavan. Ratha Saptami is also known as Surya Jayanti and Surya Saptami in other parts of India.

during the day of ratha sapthami, people wake up in the morning, clean their homes and decorate them with mango leaves. Ratha saptami kolams / muggulu are drawn in the doorways.

Items Required for performing Rath Saptami Puja

Idol of Surya Deva
Flowers, fruits Turmeric and other regular puja items
Uncooked Rice
Sesame seeds, Betel leaves and nuts
Jaggery (Sugar)

Rath Saptami Puja

Like all other pujas rahta saptami Surya puja is also starts with Ganesh puja (Pasupu ganapathi puja).  After the ganapathi puja Shodashopachara puja is performed, Ratha saptami vrat katha is heard and Arthi is performed.

Ratha Saptami Prayers

Aditya Hridayam
Surya Kavacham
Gayatri Mantra
Surya Ashtakam
Surya Sahasranama

Fasting On Ratha Saptami

Few devotees observe a complete fast on this day in respect of Sun God. Others observe fast from sunrise to sunset on the day.

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