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Vijaya Saptami Vrat dedicated to Surya

Vijaya Saptami Vrat is observed when Shukla Paksha Saptami or seventh day during the waxing phase of moon falls on Sunday. The vrat is dedicated to Surya, the sun god. Performing holy bath in rivers and performing donation and other philanthropic activities on the day helps in removal of all sins.

Prayers are offered in the morning and evening to Surya. Gayatri Mantra is chanted in the morning and other Surya mantras are chanted in the evening.

A fast is observed on the day from sunrise to sunset.

It is also a good day to offer prayers to deceased ancestors and relatives. The day is also apt for performing Shradh for ancestors.