Ratha Saptami 2014, Rath Saptami Puja 2014 date, Rathsaptami in 2014, Maghi Saptami 2014. When is Ratha Saptami in 2014?
Ratha Saptami is one of the biggest festivals observed during Magh month. It is celebrated on Magh Shukla Saptami. In 2013, Ratha Saptami date is February 6.
Ratha Saptami festival is dedicated to Surya bhagwan and the Lord is worshipped for better health and wellbeing. It falls on the second day after Vasant Panchami or Sri Panchami or Madana Panchami.
During Ratha Saptami, women draw rangoli or kolam or muggu in front of their houses to welcome the healthy and pleasant rays of Sun God. The Rangolis are drawn in a chariot shape signifying seven horses of Surya bhagwan. Punya Snan (holy dips) are performed during Ratha Saptami.
Here is the Ratha Saptami vrat katha or story.
The timetable of Ardha Brahmotsavam (Ratha saptami celebrations) in Tirumala Tirupati temple is given here for 2013.
You can also read Ratha Saptami stotram prayer.
Ratha Saptami 2014 date in other countries
In USA & Canda – February 5, 2014
In UK & Europe - February 5, 2014
In UAE & Middle East – February 6, 2014
In Singapore - February 6, 2014
In Malaysia - February 6, 2014
In Australia - February 6, 2014
In New Zealand - February 6, 2014
In Fiji Islands - February 6, 2014
Ratha Saptami 2013 date was February 17.