Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas

by Goswami Mitali | 2018 | 68,171 words

This page relates ‘Sun-worship Vratas (20) Triprapti-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 (20) Triprāpti-saptamī

The Triprāptisaptamīvrata falls on the seventh day of the dark fortnight in the month of the Mārgaśīrṣa in conjunction with the Hastā constellation. It is a one-year vrata. The Sun-god is worshipped with incense, naivedya, gifts, etc. In every month, the performer should offer gifts of different things such as ghee, paddy, barley, gold etc. The performer himself subsists on corn and partake every month cow’s urine, water, etc. With a view to achieving birth in a good family, for health and wealth the worshipper observes this vrata.[1]

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Ibid., 1.112.10-16

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