Arka Patras and Ratha Saptami (Calotropis leaves & Surya Bhagavan)

Ratha Saptami Vrata is an auspicious austerity dedicated to Sun God (Surya Bhagavan). As we all know, Surya Deva is Arogya Devatha, the Lord for Health. Why Arka Patras (Calotropis leaves) are offered to Surya Deva on Ratha Saptami? What is the reason behind this unique ritual? In Sanatana Dharma (Hindu Dharma), every ritual has […]

Ratha Saptami Puja Vidhi, Procedure, Vidhanam

Ratha Saptami Puja vidhi, procedure or vidhanam of Ratha Saptami Surya Pooja is given here. It falls on Magha Shukla Saptami. The procedure of Ratha Saptami Pooja includes the Shodashopachara Puja (16 steps of Puja procedure) like …. Dhyanam, Aavahanam, Aasanam, Paadhyam, Ardhyam, Achamanam, Snanam, Panchamrita Snanam, Vasthram, Yagnopavitham, Gandham, Adhanga Puja, Deepam, Naivedyam, Tamboolam, […]

Ratha Saptami Puja PDF Download, E-book

Ratha Saptami is an auspicious day to perform Surya Puja. Surya Bhagavan (Sun God) is known as the ‘Pratyaksha Parameshwara’, the God who can be seen by us anytime and everywhere. Ratha Saptami Vrat Katha or the story of this vrat is associated with a King called Yashovarma who ruled the Kamboja empire. Ratha Saptami […]