Surya Saptami fast will be observed on January 28, a fast to please the sun

Surya Saptami 2023: Achala Saptami fast is observed on the Saptami of Shukla Paksha of Magh month i.e. 28 January 2023, Saturday. We also know it by the name of Rath Saptami Vrat Saptami. Sair Saptami is also another name of this fast. This fast is observed by women, it is believed that women are successful in pleasing the sun, that is why we also know this fast by the name of Sair Saptami.

This fast is a fast that gives freedom, good luck and beauty to women. Shathi’s fast is observed before Saptami. Those women who fast on Sheetla Shashthi before this, they should eat only once during Shashthi’s fast. This fast is the fast of Sun God, so follow the rules of this fast methodically.

Surya/Rath Saptami Vrat Vidhi

  • On this day one should wake up early in the morning and worship the Sun God. 
  • One should go to the nearby river or pond and worship the Sun God.
  • At the same time rising Arghya should be offered to Sun. While offering Arghya, Surya Mantra or Gayatri Mantra should be chanted. 
  • After this, make an Ashtadili idol of Surya on the bank of the river and worship Shiva and Parvati by establishing Shiva and Parvati in the middle of it. Do it.
  • Donate to a Brahmin after worship.
  •  Also after worship Surya and Shiva come home after immersing Parvati. 
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    The story of Surya Saptami Vrat (Surya/Rath Saptami Vrat Katha)

    Once  Yudhishthira asked Lord Shri Krishna a question, “God tell me which fast a woman can observe in Kalyug to become fortunate.” Shri Krishna narrated a story on this. In ancient times, a prostitute named Indumati once went to sage Vashishtha and said, “O Muniraj, I have not done any religious work till date. Tell me how I can get salvation.” After listening to the prostitute, Vashishtha Muni said, “There is no fast better than Achala Saptami which gives freedom, good luck and beauty to women. 
    That’s why you observe this fast, you will be well.” Indumati duly observed the fast on the basis of his teachings and went to heaven after leaving her body under its influence. There she was made the heroine of all Apsaras.

    By observing this fast methodically, all wishes are fulfilled, as well as happiness and prosperity remain.

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    Disclaimer: The information provided here is based on beliefs and information only. It is important to mention here that does not confirm any kind of recognition, information. Before acting on any information or belief, seek relevant expert advice.

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