Ratha Saptami – Festival of Sun God, Arasavalli, Srikakulam
- Celebrated on/ during: February
Ratha Saptami is the festival of Sun God “Lord Sri Suryanarayana Swamy”.
Ratha Saptami is the most important festival which will be celebrated in this temple. This temple is located in Arasavalli, Srikakulam Town, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Ratha Saptami or Rathasaptami or Magha Saptami
Ratha Saptami is the festival of Lord Surya Narayana Swamy, Celebrated in the month of February or March and considered as birth day of God Surya. This day is also known as Surya Jayanti.
It is a belief that our Country goes into light from darkness from this day every year. The winter season ceases & spring season starts. Our bodies will have a chemical reaction with the sun rays and we become healthy.
Mythologically it is said to be Sun God’s birthday. Special rays and vibrations are supposed to be present in the temple premises & it is also said that devotees taking Teertha Prasadams will be blessed with wealth and health. Lord Surya Narayana Swamy has a chariot with one wheel and there are seven horses representing the seven colors of light that is VIBGYOR. Lord Rama Worshipped Surya before killing Ravana.
On this auspicious day we will be allowed to have Nija Rupa Darshan.
Ratha Saptami is Symbolic change of season to spring and start of harvesting season. By worshipping Lord Surya and observing fast on this day one can get rid of all type of sins.