Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas

by Goswami Mitali | 2018 | 68,171 words

This page relates ‘Sun-worship Vratas (7) Arogya-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 Ārogyasaptamīvrata starts on the seventh day of the bright fortnight in the month of the Mārgaśīrṣa. It lasts for a year and fast is observed on each Saptamī, in respect of the Sun, with the utterance of the names Āditya, Bhāskara, Ravi, Bhānu, Sūrya, etc. By the observance of it, the worshipper secures health and wealth and becomes free from all the sins.[1]

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