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Ratha Saptami 2017, Magha Saptami- Surya Jayanti Date, Timing, Vrat

Ratha Saptami 2017, Magha Saptami- Surya Jayanti Date, Timing, Vrat

Ratha Saptami or Rathasapthami or  Surya Jayanti or Saptami Tithi or Magha Saptami dedicated to Lord Surya is a Hindu festival that falls on the seventh day (Saptami) in the bright half (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu month Maagha.

It is believed as per Hindu Traditions that Lord Surya Dev started enlightening the whole world on Ratha Saptami day which was considered as birth day of God Surya. Hence this day is also known as Surya Jayanti.

Ratha Saptami Date, Timing- Ratha Saptami Muhurta

This year Ratha Saptami falls on  3rd February 2017 (Friday)-Ratha Saptami Surya Dev
Snan Muhurta on Ratha Saptami = 05:26 to 07:12
Duration = 1 Hour 45 Mins
Sunrise time for Arghyadan = 07:08
Saptami Tithi Begins = 00:42 on 3/Feb/2017
Saptami Tithi Ends = 22:49 on 3/Feb/2017

How to  Perform Surya Bhagwan Ratha Saptami Vratam

Surya Mantra in English and Meaning:

Om Mitraya Namaha (Salutation to the friend of everyone)

Om Ravaye Namaha (Salutation to the lustrous one)

Om Suryaya Namaha (Salutation to he who sets everything to activity)

Om Bhanave Namaha (Salutation to he who brightly illumines the earth)

Om Khagaya Namaha (Salutation to the one who travels swiftly in the sky)

Om Punshne Namaha (Salutation to the giver of nourishment to being)

Om Hiranya Garbhaya Namaha (Salutation to the golden womb or the primordial matter from which everything else emanated)

Om Marichaye Namaha (Salutation to the Lord of the Dawn)

Om Adityaya Namaha (Salutation to the son of Aditi, the cosmic Mother)

Om Savitre Namaha (Salutation to the Lord of Creation)

Om Arkaya Namaha (Salutation to the one who is the best one to be adored and worshipped)

Om Bhaskaraya Namaha (Salutation to he who illumines the external and the internal world)


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