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Ravivar Vrat: Sunday Fasting Dedicated to Hindu God Surya

Ravivar, or Sunday, is dedicated to Lord Surya or Suryanarayana. Upvaas or fasting on the day is dedicated to the Sun God. Red is the color of the day. The vrat is observed for overcoming troubles related to skin. It is also observed for getting blessings in new ventures.

Those people who undertake fast on the day only eat food once that too before sunset. Salt, oil and fried food items are avoided.

Red color flowers are offered while praying. Red color sandalwood paste is applied as tilak on forehead.

Extra care is given on cleanliness of the body and surrounding.

It is believed that Ravivar Vrat will help in fulfilling desires. People with skin diseases observe the Vrat to get relief.

Many devotees also give alms on the day.