Every morning, Sun releases his powerful rays to strengthen us and give us abilities to perform for that day. Behind his power, exists the real strength who drives everyone – Lord Narayana! Agastya muni’s preaching on prayer to Sun is termed as Adiya Hrudayam. Chanting Adithya Hrudayam not only energizes but also gives us strength to fight against evil.
On the day of Ratha Sapthami, most temples including Tirumala temple host a series of Vahana Sevas one after another from the time of Sun rise till the time of Sun set. Lord comes out of the temple to bless Sun. He comes out in different vahanas such as ‘Suryaprabha, Sesha Vahana, Garuda Vahana, Hanumad Vahana, Kalpa Vruksha, Sarvabhoopala, Chandraprabha…’ etc.
On this day VT from multiple locations has celebrated Ratha Saptami by chanting Adithya Hrudayam.
Elkeshwaram Sri Seetha Ramachandra Swamy Temple celebrated their 7th Aniversery on Rathasaptami day. Temple has celebrated Aditya Hrudaya Parayanam, Homam and Sri Seetharamachandra Swamy Kalyanostam in the presence of Vedic Guruji Santhosh Krishnama Charyulu along with the vedic students and 500 Devotees. Elekeshwaram VT unit has conducted Thadiyaradhana followed by programms for all those attended.
Vedhabhavanam karimnagar VT also has celebrated this day by chanting Aditya hrudaya Parayanam and performing Aditya hrudaya havanam.
To learn more about Rataspatami in Swamiji words, visit here.