New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Bhanu Saptami 2022 is dedicated to Lord Surya or Sun God, who for the very first time appeared on the chariot of seven horses. Aruna, the charioteer of Lord Sun, is the one who stands in front to save and shield the Earth from the scorching heat of the Sun. Bhanu Saptami is one of the important days for Hindus which falls on the Saptami Tithi of Shukla Paksha in the months of Margashirsha, Kartika, Jyeshta, Phalguna and Magha, as per the Hindu calendar.

Also known as the Vyavasvathma Saptami, on this day, devotees worship Lord Surya and observe a day-long fast to seek his blessings. This year, the day is being observed today, January 9.

Bhanu Saptami 2022: Date and Shubh Timing

Date: January 9, Sunday

Saptami Tithi Begins - 10:42 AM on Jan 08, 2022

Saptami Tithi Ends - 11:08 AM on Jan 09, 2022

Bhanu Saptami 2022: Legend

As per Hindu mythology, it was on this day Lord Surya ascended on the Earth on his golden chariot, decorated with sacred lotus. The arrival of Lord Surya brought life to the Earth. The seven horses that draw the chariot, denotes the seven rays of the Sun. Lord Surya is considered as the creator of all beings.

Bhanu Saptami 2022: Significance

As per Hindu belief, those who worship and observe a day-long on this day are bestowed with wealth, good health and longevity. Also, it blesses one with sound health and keeps all kinds of illness and disease away. The day is mainly celebrated in Western and Southern India.

Bhanu Saptami 2022: Puja Vidhi

- Wake up early in the morning, take a bath and wear clean clothes.

- Offer arghya to Lord Surya.

- Perform Maha-Abhishek along with chanting several sacred mantras, such as Surya Stotras and Aditya Haridayam Stotras.

- Devotees must donate fruits, clothes, etc to the poor on this day as it is considered auspicious.

Posted By: Niharika Sanjeeiv