This year i.e. 2020, the festival of Rath Saptami is going to be celebrated on 1st February. This festival is believed to worship the Sun. On the other hand, if the Hindu calendar is believed, then according to it, the Saptami of the Shukla Paksha of Magh month is known as Rath Saptami. Yes, let me also tell you that Rath Saptami is also called Achala Saptami and according to religious belief, on this day one gets the renewable fruit of worshiping Lord Bhaskar i.e. Suryadev. It is said that Lord Surya is blessed by his devotees with the blessings of happiness, prosperity and good health. Along with this, being happy with the puja performed on this day, the direct sun god blesses his devotees with healing.
Muhurta - Magh Shukla Saptami Date Start - 31 January 2020, Saturday 15:50 pm End of Magh Shukla Saptami Date - 01 February 2020, Sunday till 18:08 pm
Worship method of Rath Saptami - On this day, before sunrise, take a bath and see the rising sun and offer water to them saying 'Om Ghurya Surya Namah'. Now after this, mix the rays of the sun with red roli, red flowers and burn them. After this, after giving water to the sun, sit in red posture and face in the east direction and chant this mantra 108 times. Mantra - "Ehi Surya Sahastrashanso Tejorashe Jagatpate. Compassionate Mother Bhaktya Grihaadhyanya Divakar .. "By doing this you will infuse new energy in you and you will start moving on the path of success and you will be the first in everything."
Religious Importance of Rath Saptami - It is said that on this day, before the sun rises in the morning, bathing in a holy river or reservoir and donating a lamp to the sun is very beneficial. With this, if you bathe in someone else's reservoir before bathing in the morning, it is considered very virtuous. Indeed, according to a legend in the Bhavishya Purana, 'A courtesan never did any charity in life. On this day, bathe in another's water and bathe before making the water move and donate a lamp to the sun, then great virtue is attained. Ganika fasted Maghi Saptami according to the method of Muni, after which she had the good fortune to become the chief of Indra's apsaras after renouncing her body.