Revanta | Raivata | Son of Surya Bhagawan

‘Revanta’ or ‘Raivata’ is the son of Lord Surya, and his wife Saranyu. Revanta is chief of the Guhyakas in the Himalayas. His Images are found in various temples and mostly worshipped by some sects of north Indians since ancient times. He is similar to yakshas and was worshipped for getting strength in mind and […]

Shri Surya Ashtakam, Surya Astakam

Shri Surya Ashtakam is an eight-verse prayer dedicated to Surya Bhagawan. Surya Ashtakam is popularly chanted while performing Surya Namaskar. Surya Ashtakam is also chanted during Ratha Saptami Vrat, Bhanu Saptami Vrata, Chhat Puja (Surya Sashti) pujas, etc. Aadideva namastubyam pradisa mama bhaskara Divakara namastubyam prabhakara namostute //1// Sapthashava-radhamarudam prachandam kashya-patmajam Swetha-padhmadharam devam tam suryam […]

Bhanu Saptami (Vivaswat Saptami), Vaivasvata Saptami vrat

Vivaswat Saptami or Vaivasvata Saptami is the birthday of Vivaswatha Manu. He was born on Shukla Saptami in Ashada month. In 2017, Bhanu Saptami date is June 30. Vyvaswatha Saptami is also celebrated as Bhanu Saptami. Bhanu means the Sun God. Bhanu Saptami is the most auspicious Saptami day among all Saptamis. On Bhanu Saptami […]

Surya Sashti, Surya Shasti Vrata – Bhadrapad Shukla Surya Sashti Vratam

Surya Sashti is the festival dedicated to Surya Bhagawan (Sun God). Surya Sashti is celebrated on the sixth day in Shukla Paksha during Bhadrapad month. In 2012, Surya Sashti date is September 21.¬†Though Shukla Paksha Sashti and Saptami are dedicated to Sun God, Bhadapad Shukla Sashti is more auspicious to worship Surya Bhagawan. Ratha Sapthami, […]