Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas

by Goswami Mitali | 2018 | 76,487 words

This page relates ‘Sun-worship Vratas (48) Shubha-saptami’ 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”.

The deity Aryaman is worshipped with Śubhasaptamīvrata. On the seventh day of the bright fortnight of Ᾱśvina, the cow named Kapilā is worshipped. The worshipper donates a prastha of Sesame contained in a copper vessel and a golden bull with garments, flowers and jaggery with the utterance of the words, aryamā prītayāmiti/[1] For a complete year, the worshipper does the same in every month in devotion of the Sun.[2]

Footnotes and references:

[2]:

Matsyapurāṇa, 80.1-14; Padmapurāṇa, 5.21.307-321; Bhaviṣyapurāṇa, 4.51.1-14

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