Purattasi Sani, Saturdays in Purattasi Masam are the highly auspicious vritham followed in the month (September – October). In 2020, Purattasi Sani dates are – September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10.
As Adi Fridays are dedicated to Goddess Shakti, Purattasi Sani days are dedicated to Lord Balaji.
Venkateshwara Vratham (Balaji Vritham) is observed on Purattasi Sani in Tamil Nadu. Devotees believe that Lord Balaji would expect his devotees to come closer to his hills – Tirumala Tirupati Venkateshwara Swamy Temple.
They also believe for those who cannot able to have darshan of Lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala, he himself beams through the light of Mavilakku.
Venkateshwara Suprabhatham in the morning, Govinda Namalu, Venkateshwara Sahasranama stotram, and Venkateshwara Ashtakam are the famous prayers chanted during Purattasi Sani Vritham.
Purattasi Sani 2020 dates, days & Tithi
19 September 2020, Saturday – Purattasi 3, Sani, Valarpirai Dwitiyai
26 September 2020, Saturday – Purattasi 10, Sani, Valarpirai Dashami
3 October 2020, Saturday – Purattasi 17, Sani, Theipirai Dwitiyai
10 October 2020, Saturday – Purattasi 24, Sani, Theipirai Ashtami
Purattasi Sani in Previous Years
In 2019, Purattasi Sani dates are – 21 September, 28 September, 5 October and 12 October.
In 2018, Purattasi Sani dates are – September 22, September 29, October 6, October 13.