Magha Saptami is dedicated to Lord Surya, the Hindu sun god. Magha Saptami 2017 date is February 3. The most important ritual on the day is taking holy bath or holy dip in sea and holy rivers during sunrise. In Orissa, thousands of Hindus take a holy dip at the Chandrabhaga Tirtha near the
. Konark Sun Temple
Also known as Magha Shukla Saptami, it is observed on the seventh day during the shukla paksha or waxing phase of moon in the month of Magh (January – February).