Indian Fast & Festivals

Vivaswat Saptami

16 Jul (Friday), 2021

06 Jul (Wednesday), 2022

25 Jun (Sunday), 2023

Significance

Vivaswat Saptami is observed on the seventh day during waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in the Ashada month. The day is dedicated to the worship of Lord Surya. The Hindu Sun God, Lord Surya, is also known as Vivaswat.

History

The name Vivaswat is found in the Bhagavad Gita and was a powerful deity during the Vedic period. The name Vivaswat was later replaced by the name Surya and the deity also underwent some transformations.

The Manu of the present period, Vaivaswata, is the son of the Vivaswat and is regarded as the founder of Ayodhya

How to Celebrate

Special pujas and rituals dedicated to Lord Surya are held on the day. Vivaswat Saptami rituals are more popular in western and southern parts of India.



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