The Sun temple in Srikakulam is gearing up for Ratha Saptami festival, to be held on 19 February. Consistent with a tell in The Hindu, over one lakh devotees are expected to achieve assist and offer their prayers to Lord Sri Suryanarayana Swamy on within the indicate time.
Dedicated to Lord Surya, the festival of Ratha Saptami falls on the Saptami tithi of Shukla Paksha in Magha month. The festival shall be steadily known as Magha Saptami.
Consistent with Drikpanchang, Ratha Saptami’s snan muhurat (auspicious time for taking a dip within the river) falls between 4.56 am and 6.34 am on 19 February. The Saptami tithi begins on 8.17 am on 18 February and goes on till 10.58 am on 19 February.
Devotees deem that on the day of Ratha Saptami, Lord Surya started enlightening the total world. Thought to be to be the birth day of the Sun God, the day shall be steadily known as Surya Jayanti.
A tell in Conditions Now quotes a native epic per which, the Sun God changed into born to Epic Kashyapa and Aditi on within the indicate time. Devotees cherish the Sun God on within the indicate time and upward push early to settle on a bath all the plan in which through Arunodaya or sunrise. Devotees deem that one can glean rid from the sins they have got committed by taking a bath in a sacred river on within the indicate time.
The tell provides that the twelve wheels of the Sun God’s chariot represents each Zodiac signal and the seven horses that ferry his chariot symbolise the seven colours of the rainbow. One faculty of opinion also recommend that the seven horses signify the seven days of the week.