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Achala Saptami

Winter is coming down, The sun (Surya Narayan) has gone in Uttarayana's direction. After the descent begins, many traditions are developed to absorb the energy and speed of the sun. The Tithi of Saptami today is very important and this Saptami is known as Achala Saptami i.e. Rath Saptami and Arogya Saptami.

 This day, which falls on the seventh day of Magh Shukla Paksha, is also believed to be the date of birth of Lord Surya. It is said that fasting and worshiping on this day will bring health, happiness, and positive energy.

 It is believed that the seven horses of Lord Surya would enthrone Lord Surya on the divine chariot/ Rath on this day and start running all year round, hence this tithi is also called Rath Saptami.

Bratkatha of Achala Saptami
Durbasa rishi visited lord Krishna and during his visit, Lord Krishna's son Shambha humiliated Durbasa for his weak body and physics. Upon his anger, Rishi Durbasa cursed Shambha to have ailments and afflictions in his body.
Later, realizing the mistake of his son, Lord Krishna asked his son to fast on Achala Saptami and rever lord Sun.
Later, the son grants him rid of all afflictions.
Achala Saptami thus became more important to mankind.

 Best wishes to all on today's special tithi.

Suyog Dhakal

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