Shravan Ravivar Vrata (Sundays in Shravan Maas)

Surya deva

Surya deva

Shravan Ravivar Vrata (Sundays in Shravan Maas) is an auspicious vrata dedicated to Surya Bhagawan and Goddess Saraswati Mata. In 2017, Shravan Ravivar Vrata dates are – July 30, August 6, August 13 and August 20.

In North Indian calendars, Shravan Ravivar Vrat dates in 2017 are – July 16, July 23, July 30 and August 6.

Shravan Ravivar Vrata is observed as Aditya Pujan in Maharashtra and some parts of Gujarat.

As each day of Shravan maas is dedicated for a specific vrata or puja, Surya Bhagwan is worshipped on Aditya Pujan days for better health.

Surya Bhagavan is worshipped with special rituals on these days at the time of sunrise. Special Naivedya (bhog) like Kheer is offered to the Lord and distributed among devotees after the pujan.

Aditya Hridayam and Surya Astottram are the important prayers to chant on Aditya Pujan days.

Apart from Sundays in Shravan, Sashti and Saptami are also dedicated to Surya Bhagavan. Surya Sashti is observed on Sashti in Shukla Paksha.

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