Ratha Saptami is an auspicious festival dedicated to worshipping Lord Surya (Sun). As per Hindu mythology, on this day, Lord Surya enlightens the world with powerful rays. This day, Ratha Saptami or Magha Saptami is also known as the birth anniversary of the Hindu deity, Surya.
Devotees worship him to get rid of past sins. Usually, it falls a day after the celebration of Vasant Panchami. This year, it falls on the Saptami tithi in the month of Magha, Shukla Paksha Saptami.
Ratha Saptami 2023: Date and time
This year, Ratha Saptami falls on Saturday (Jan 28). The auspicious muhurat for worshipping lord Surya began at 9:10 am on January 27 and it will end on January 28 at 8:43 am.
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