Vedic influence on the Sun-worship in the Puranas

by Goswami Mitali | 2018 | 68,171 words

This page relates ‘Sun-worship Vratas (27) Putra-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 Putrasaptamīvrata is observed on the seventh day in the month of the Mārgaśīrṣa, both in the bright and the dark fortnight. It is a one-year vrata. On the sixth day of the observance of the vrata, fast is observed in devotion to the Sun-god and homa is performed. By it, the worshipper secures son, wealth, fame and health. Again, on the month of Bhādrapada also, both in bright and dark fortnight, this vrata is observed, which involves the saṅkalpa on the sixth day and fast on the seventh. Lord Viṣṇu is worshipped with the Gopāla mantras and homa is done with the Sesame. At the end of the year a pair of dark cows is donated with a view to securing son and freedom from all sins.[1]

Footnotes and references:

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: