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Surya Shashti Vrat in Bhadrapad Month in August - September 2024

Surya Shashti Vrat in Bhadrapad month is mainly observed in North and western parts of India and is dedicated to Surya, the sun god in Hinduism. Surya Shashti Vrat 2024 date is September 9. The most important rituals involve chanting of Gayatri Mantra. The popular belief is that those devotees observing Surya Sashti will be blessed with prosperity, happy life and healthy children. It also helps in curing diseases.

How to do Surya Shashti Vrat?

On the day one has to wake up before sunrise. Holy bath is to be performed in sea, lake or river. If not possible then bath should be taken at home. Rising sun should be worshipped on the day. Gayatri mantra should be chanted.

Rising sun should be offered water; aarti should be performed using lamp; red flowers, incense and dhoop also should be offered.

Clothes and food can be donated on the day to poor children and elderly.

Sashti Dedicated to Surya

Surya Shashti Vrat in Bhadrapad Month is observed on the Shukla Paksha Sashti or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India.

It must be noted that Surya Shashti Vrat is also observed in other months like in Magh month (January – February).

Vratas dedicated to Lord Surya is observed on the Shasti (Sixth) and Saptami (Seventh) of lunar fortnight in different Hindu months. The most popular among it is the Ratha Saptami observed in Magh Month.