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Bhanu Saptami 2017 dates – Bhanusaptami



Bhanu Saptami, also known as Surya Saptami, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Surya – the sun god in Hinduism. Bhanu Saptami 2017 date is March 5, March 19, July 16, July 30 and, November 26. The day occurs when Saptami Tithi falls on Sunday in Hindu Calendar.

Lord Surya, or the Sun God, is Pratyaksha Brahman or the visible god and is worshipped daily and on Shukla Paksha Saptami (the seventh day during waxing phase of moon in a traditional lunar calendar). Bhanu is one among the numerous names of Lord Surya – hence the name Bhanusaptami.

It must be noted that Bhanu Saptami is traditionally believed to be the birthday of Lord Surya (or the first time Sun God made his appearance).

Special prayers and rituals are held on the day in temples.

The day is known by numerous names like Vivaswat Saptami and is observed at different times in a calendar year by different Hindu communities.