Arogya Saptami is observed on Shukla Paksha Saptami in Magh month as per all major Hindu calendars in India. Arogya Saptami 2014 date is February 6.
It is popular as Ratha Saptami or Surya Jayanti. Lord Surya is very much associated with the health of human beings and all other living beings. He gives the power, energy, and the food for all of us. Hence, the birthday of Lord Surya is celebrated as Arogya Saptami and is considered the best day for Surya Puja to get better health.
‘Surya Namaskar’ is one of the proved methods of Yoga in improving health and maintaining good physique. Observing fast on Arogya Saptami makes you perfect in getting moksha.
Performing ‘Surya Namaskara’ and reciting ‘Aditya Hrudayam’ and ‘Surya Sahasranama stotram’ are the best rituals to perform on Arogya Saptami. Devotees also offer ‘Arghya’ (oblation) to Surya bhagavan.