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Saptami is the seventh day (tithi) of the fortnight (paksha) in Hindu lunar calendar.


  • Ratha Saptami: Lord Vishnu in his form as Surya is usually worshiped on this day. Usually, Rathasapthami begins in households with a purification bath by holding a few bilva leaves on one's head while bathing and chanting a verse which is supposed to invoke the benevolence of the Lord in all that one takes up the rest of the year. It also involves doing a puja with the ritual 'Naivedyam', flowers and fruits.
  • This day is also known as Surya Jayanthi because it celebrates the power of the Sun God who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
  • Birthday of Jalaram Bapa falls on Saptami Shukla paksha of Kartik and is celebrated as Jalaram Jayanti.


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