Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas

by Goswami Mitali | 2018 | 68,171 words

This page relates ‘Sun-worship Vratas (6) Anandasaphala-saptami or Anantaphala-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”.

Sun-worship Vratas (6) Ānandasaphala-saptamī or Anantaphala-saptamī

The Ānandasaphalasaptamī or Anantaphalasaptamī falls on the seventh day of the bright fortnight in the month of the Bhādrapada. The vrata lasts for a year. The deity Sun is worshipped with flower, incense, etc. After offering gifts to the Brāhmaṇas, the observer of the vrata should take his meal at night remaining silent. He should remember and utter the name of the deity in each and every movement up to one year.[1]

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Bhaviṣyapurāṇa, 1.110.1-8

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