Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas

by Goswami Mitali | 2018 | 76,487 words

This page relates ‘Sun-worship Vratas (21) Dvadashaditya-vrata’ of the study on the Vedic influence of Sun-worship in the Puranas, conducted by Goswami Mitali in 2018. The tradition of observing Agnihotra sacrifice and the Sandhya, etc., is frequently observed among the Hindus. Another important innovation of the Sun-worship in the Puranas is the installation of the images of the Sun in the temples.—This section belongs to the series “Rituals Related to the Sun-Worship in the Puranas”.

Sun-worship Vratas (21) Dvādaśāditya-vrata

The Dvādaśādityavrata begins on the twelfth day of the bright fortnight in the month of Mārgaśīrṣa. It is also called the Kāmadevavrata. The worshipper worships the twelve forms of Adityas, viz. Dhātṛ, Mitra, Aryaman, Pūṣan, Śakra, Varuṇa, Bhaga, Tvaṣṭṛ, Vivasvat, Savitṛ with this vrata.[1]

 

Footnotes and references:

[1]:

cf., dhātā mitroryamā pūṣā śakreśo varuṇo bhagaḥ/ tvaṣṭā vivasvānsavitā viṣṇurdvādaśakastathā// pūjayeddvādaśādityāñchuklapakṣe hyupoṣitaḥ/ mārgaśīrṣādathārabhya gandhamālyānnasampadā// Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, 3.182.1-3

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