Martand Tirth Yatra in Kashmir (Martand Mela at Anantnag Sun Temple)

Martand Tirth Yatra is celebrated in Martand Sun Temple near Anantnag in Jammu & Kashmir. In 2015, Martand Tirth Yatra date is January 26.

Martand Tirth Yatra (Martand Sun Fair / Martand Mela) falls on Ratha Saptami, seventh day in Shukla Paksha of Magh Month.

Martand Sun Temple was constructed by Lalitaditya Muktapida, a King of Karkota dynasty, in the 8th century. As per the history and the scriptures, the foundation of the temple laid around 370-500 AD.

Ratha Saptami is also celebrated as Surya Jayanti, Achala Saptami and Vidhan Saptami.

Here is the Martand Sun Temple Video on Youtube….

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  1. SANJAY MOZA says:

    click the link above to watch video of historical sun temple…