Lord Sun is worshipped in Hindu religion with a great
belief. There are so many festivals dedicated to Lord Sun but Bhanu Saptami is
the prominent one of them. Moreover, Sun God is also known as Bhanu. The sun is
the King of all the planets and it is placed in the center surrounded by other
planets. Pooja of Surya on Bhanu Saptami gives a special advantage to devotees
in making their wishes fulfilled.
What is Bhanu Saptami?
You might be thinking that why it is called Bhanu Saptami?
Moreover, what are the reasons to celebrate? Here, we are going to put the focus
on it. Bhanu Saptami is called when the Saptami date and Sunday fall together.
It is also called as Sun Saptami or Vaivaswamma Saptami. On
this day, Lord Surya had his first ride on the chariot of seven horses and that
is why this auspicious day is celebrated with great enthusiasm among the
devotees. Moreover, this day is also called Sun Saptami or Vyaswattham Saptami.
Bhanu Saptami falls on only a few Sundays of 52 Sundays in a year.
Importance of Bhanu Saptami
- It is believed that Bhanu is equal to
Saptami Sun Horse. Tarpan (donation) is considered auspicious on this day. It
is said that donation can double your saving as well as it also brings peace
and happiness to you. Moreover, dipping and donating in sacred water on this
day is quite auspicious and beneficial.
- Devotees should offer sweet to the Lord
Sun prepared of using wheat and offered at an open place like the roof to get
blessings from him. It is considered that Lord Surya accepts the sweets
(Prashad) placed at an open place offering to him.
- Devotees can easily please Lord Sun on
the auspicious day of Bhanu Saptami. You may go ahead to keep fasting on this
- Lord Sun's blessings can take your
eyes related issues away from your life. Moreover, it is also auspicious to
read the Aditya Heart Stotra on this day. Bhanu Saptami is performed by
worshiping Lord Sun, the Mahabhishek.
- Devotees read "Aditya Shriram” to get
showered with his blessings. Worshipping Sun God helps to stay healthy life
- You may not believe that the devotees
who take bath before sunrise become pure like the Ganga and they will never get
poor all life-long.
These all above-mentioned things show that how important is
this festival for the devotees and how large it is celebrated all across the
What Is The Worship Method -
- First, devotees should do the cleaning
of their house including each corner. Before sunrise, they take a shower in the
river and then worship the sun.
- In order to welcome the sunrays, women
make colorful Rangoli in front of their homes, which gives a great touch to the
- Apart from it, milk is boiled in
pottery and then it kept towards the sun as an offer on this special day. It is
believed that when the milk boils it reaches the sun.
- A traditional sweet is made on this
special day called kheer. It is made of wheat and twelve piles of grain. It is
offered in the form of offerings to the Sun God.
- On this special day, these grains are
donated to the Brahmins because grain donation to the Brahmins is considered
In The Last –
Lord is one of the prominent Hindu devotees and that is why
he has always been quite popular among the devotees. If you want to get blessed
with Lord Surya’s blessings then do not forget to do worship Lord Surya.