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Vivasvat Saptami 2019 date – Viwaswat Saptami

Vivasvat Saptami is dedicated to Lord Surya and is observed in the Ashadh month. Vivasvat Saptami 2019 date is July 8. Vivaswat is another name of Hindu God Surya, the Sun God. The day is of great importance in many parts of India and is observed on the seventh day during waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in the Ashada month.

Saptami, the seventh day in a lunar fortnight, is dedicated to Surya.

Surya was known as Vivaswat during Vedic period and was later replaced by the name Surya and the deity also underwent some transformations.

The name Vivaswat is found in the Bhagavad Gita and was a powerful deity during the Vedic period. The name Vivaswat was later replaced by the name Surya and the deity also underwent some transformations.

Special pujas and rituals dedicated to Lord Surya are held on the day. Vivaswat Saptami rituals are more popular in western and southern parts of India. The Manu of the present period, Vaivaswata, is the son of the Vivaswat and is regarded as the founder of Ayodhya

Another popular day dedicated to Lord Surya is the Ratha Saptami and is observed in the Magh month (January - February).