Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas

by Goswami Mitali | 2018 | 68,171 words

This page relates ‘Sun-worship Vratas (26) Papanashini-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 (26) Pāpanāśinī-saptamī

The seventh day of the bright fortnight on the month of the Phālguṇa, the Sun-god is worshipped with the observance of fast. On the eighth day, after rising at the early morning, taking the bath the worshipper worships the Sun-god and offers the fee to the Brāhmaṇas. After that, he takes haviṣyānna. The Sun-god is worshipped following the same rituals on the following three months, i.e. on the month of Caitra, Vaiśākha and Jyeṣṭha, with the offering of the red Karavīra flower. These Saptamīs are regarded as very pious. The worshipper becomes free from all the sins by its observance and goes to the devaloka.[1]

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Ibid., 106.4-14

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