Mandar Saptami Vrat, observed in Magh Month, dedicated to Surya Bhagawan (Sun God). In 2022, Mandar Saptami Vrat date is February 7.
Mandar Saptami falls on Shukla Paksha Saptami in Magh Maas as per Hindu Calendar. It is also popularly observed as Ratha Saptami.
During Mandar Saptami Vrat, on Panchami day, the Vrati (performer of the Vrat) would consume minimal food and on Shashti the Vrati would observe fasting. In the night, Vrati would eat Mandar Pushp (flowers of Mandar i.e. Coral tree). The next day, eight Mandar flowers are fed to a Brahmin.
Surya Bhagwan is worshipped on Mandar Saptami day with Shodashopachar Pooja.
This Vrata is mentioned in the Padma Purana and Matsya Purana.
Panchang, 7 February 2022
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:48 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 06:01 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 10:50 AM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 11:54 PM
Tithi : Saptami upto 06:15 AM, Feb 08 Ashtami
Nakshatra : Ashwini upto 06:59 PM Bharani
Karana : Garaja upto 05:21 PM. Vanija upto 06:15 AM, Feb 08. Vishti.
Yoga : Shubha upto 04:44 PM. Shukla.
Weekday : Somawara.
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Magha – Purnimanta Magha – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit : 12:02 PM to 12:47 PM
Amrit Kalam : 11:14 AM to 12:57 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 08:12 AM to 09:36 AM
Yamaganda : 11:00 AM to 12:24 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 01:49 PM to 03:13 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 12:47 PM to 01:32 PM 03:02 PM to 03:47 PM
Varjyam : 02:41 PM to 04:24 PM 05:34 AM, Feb 08 to 07:20 AM, Feb 08