Bhanu Saptami (Ratha Saptami)~भानु सप्तमी (रथसप्तमी) in year2018will be celebrated onSunday, 16th September 2018
Bhanu Saptami is also known as verious names likeRath Saptami,Bhanu Saptami,Surya Saptami,Vivaswat SaptamiorRavivaari Saptami.
Significance of Bhanu Saptami :Bhanu Saptami or Ratha Saptami is an auspicious day dedicated toSurya Narayan. The Sun God, is an important deity in Hinduism and is worshipped daily and According to Hindu VikramiSamvatCalander the Saptami(seventh day) of any month and of any moon phase falling on a Sunday known asBhanu SaptamiorRatha Saptami. But the Saptami falling onShukla Pakshaand sunday increases the importance of Worship.
Bhanuis one of the numerous names ofSurya Narayan. It must be noted that Bhanu Saptami is traditionally believed to be thebirthdayof Surya Narayan. (or the first time Sun God made hisappearance). Special prayers and rituals are held on the day intemples. The day is also known asVivaswat Saptamialso because Vivaswat Saptami is the birthday of Vaivaswata Manu.
Story of Shurya Vanshis :Vaivaswatsdescendantsare called asSuryavanshis, because they areoriginatedfrom the Sun God. Hence, Vivaswat Saptami is also observed as Bhanu Saptami. VaivaswataManuwas the descendant ofVaivasvan, who ruledAyodhya. Vaivasvans descendants made their rule onBharat. Descendants of Vaivasvans sons were calledSuryavanshis. Shri Ram being Suryavanshi. Vaivaswatha Manus daughter,Ella, was marriedBuddha, the son ofChandra. Her descendants were calledChandravanshis.
Sri Krishna beingChandravanshi. Bhanu saptami, Surya Saptami, Ravivaari Saptami fast gives special Benifits. By the worship of Suryadev devotee got good health and prosperity.