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Sunday Fasting in Hinduism Dedicated to Hindu God Surya - Ravivar Vrat:

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.

Ravivar Vrat Mantra

Om Guni - Surya Aditya
ॐ घूणि: सूर्य आदित्‍य:

The mantra is to be chanted 108 times in the morning facing the rising sun.

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.

The vrat is to be kept for 7 sundays or 21 sundays.

Other Important Rituals On Ravivar - Sunday

  • Taking bath in holy rivers and sacred water bodies.
  • It is good to make donations of copper, jaggery, masoor dal, and wheat.
  • Worshipping Surya Yantra (optional) daily 
  • Havan dedicated to Surya (optional) - once in a year

Ravivar Vrat Benefits

  1. It helps in finding relief to all kinds of horoscope related problems.
  2. Help in overcoming skin diseases.
  3. Helps in improving intellect and memory.