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Ratha Saptami 2021: Significance and a Message:- February 19th this year is celebrated as Ratha Saptami which is dedicated to Lord Surya. The festival falls on Saptami tithi of Shukla Paksha in the month of Magha which changes every year as per the tithi. Ratha Saptami is also popularly known as Magha Saptami. Here are some of the auspicious timings for the day:
Snan Muhurat on Ratha Saptami - 05:14 AM to 06:56 AM
Saptami Tithi Begins - 08:17 AM on Feb 18, 2021
Saptami Tithi Ends - 10:58 AM on Feb 19, 2021
Significance of Ratha Saptami:
All the Hindus believe that the sun god or Lord Surya enlightens the entire world on the auspicious day of Ratha Saptami. This is also celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Surya because of which it is celebrated in a wide manner. For Dan and Punya activities, Ratha Saptami is considered as Surya Grahan. There are seven types of sins done by humans: knowingly, unknowingly, by words, by body, by mind, in current birth and in the previous birth. All these are believed to be purged on this auspicious day.
This year, Ratha Saptami started on February 18th and will continue on February 19th. Here are some of the messages that are shared across the dear ones on the eve of Ratha Saptami:
On Ratha Saptami 2021, may Surya Dev showers you with peace, happiness, wealth and good health on the auspicious day.
May Lord Surya shower you with his choicest blessings, and may you lead a blissful life. Happy Ratha Saptami 2021 to you and your loved ones.
Let the festive spirit embrace you and your loved ones on this special occasion. Wishing you a happy Ratha Saptami!