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Ravi Saptami Vrata | Tulsidas Jayanti

If the Sunday falls on the Saptami tithi, this day is considered as Ravi Saptami, today is Sunday and the tithi is the seventh day or Saptami. On the day of such a coincidence, worship of Lord Surya Narayan, fasting, etc. is performed. Worshiping the Sun God, the revered deity of the Navagrahas and the gods, by enlightening the whole world with the radiance of His nature. Worshiping the inspiring Sun God on this day to attain the position, prestige, prosperity, child happiness, and the desired outcome. The Sun God is considered to be the Sattvic form of Brahma in the dawn, the Sun God who gives Tamo guna at noon is considered to be the form of Devadi Dev Mahadev during the afternoon, and the Sun which exists in the majestic form in the evening art is considered to be the Vishnu form. Sun, in itself, is a mixture of several forms and features of god and godly power, a reference point of this creation and the lord of all planets.

Surya is depicted with chakra, which is called Dharma Chakra and depicted as an epithet for major Sanatan gods, Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwar.

उदय ब्रह्मणोरुपं मध्यान्हेतु महेश्वर: ।
अस्तकाले स्वयं विष्णु त्रिमूर्तिश्च दिवाकर: ।।

In the process of worshiping and adoring Bhagavan Surya with twelve characteristics, Dhata, Aryama, Mitra, Varuna, Indra, Vivasvanta, Pukha, Parjanya, Anshavan, Bhaga, Tvashta, Vishnu, etc. 12 forms are worshiped.

The brightly shining Sun signifies the power of universal consciousness, Vedas declares the Surya to be the creator of this universe and more parallel universes. Darwin also brings the same logic in his theory of evolution, the unicellular creator evolves into a human being in this universe because of the favorable environment contributed by the Sun. Vedas states that wisdom, vision, self-determination, realization, power, light, and lives are the output of the sun and its rays. Ravi Saptami is a simple acknowledgment of Satan ritual towards the Sun, as Suryanarayanan.

Generally, fasting is done on Sunday to make the sun happy and bring good results. There is a scriptural statement that the fast of Sunday should start from the auspicious coincidence of Ravisaptami or the first Sunday of the Shukla Paksha. On the occasion of such auspicious coincidence, Surya Narayan should be worshiped by wearing red attires. If it is possible to fast for twelve months that’s perfect, but for those who can't make twelve months can fast for twelve Sundays. On the day of fasting, one can fast by worshiping Surya Narayan and requesting Argha. Argha means offering water to the Lord Surya with folded hands.

By doing such fasting etc., the knowledge and intellect will be as bright as the sun and according to astrology, if there is a solar defect and planetary pain in the birth horoscope of the person born, the worship done on such an auspicious day will reduce the planetary pain and get auspicious blessings of Suryanarayana.

Mantra of Surya Argha
एहि सूर्य सहस्रांशो तेजोराशे जगत्पते ।
अनुकम्पय मां भक्त्या गृहाणार्घं दिवाकरः ।।
ॐ भूर्ब्भुवः स्वः जगतसाक्षिणे श्रीसूर्यनारायणाय नामः ।।
Meaning, Lord Surya shall take care of wisdom, position, success, health, popularity, and all my desires.

May light and life always favor.

Tulsidas Jayanti

Today is the birth anniversary of Tulsidas Prabhu (1532-1623), a seeker of very influential ideas in social balance and a full exponent of Vedic Sanatan Hindu philosophy, religious narrator, and poet. He is also known as Goswami Tulsidas.

Tulsidas Prabhu is especially famous on this earth for his devotion to Lord Rama and his fragmentary Ramacharitramanas and the new chapter of Sanskrit Ramayana (Tulsidaskrit Ramayana). Even though it has been a long time since Tulsidas Prabhu left this world, rhyming expression created by him, the Ramayana of Tulsidas Prabhu's period language can still be seen in various temples, monasteries, temples, libraries, and schools. Poet Tulsidas is considered to be the reincarnation of Valmiki and still, the verses of Hanuman Chalisa written by him are worshiped, sung, and recited by Vedic Sanatan Hindu followers all over the world including Nepal and India.
Tulsidas spent most of his life in Varanasi, Banaras. A ghat in Vanaras is still named after Tulsidas.

Tulsidas is a source of inspiration for many even today, living a normal life but as an author of unusual creations and works. Even 100 years after Tulsidas's demise, his follower Priyadas wrote a devotional essay on Tulsidas' death and seven wonderful spiritual experiences in his life. Similarly, another devotee, Nabhadas, has described Tulsidas as an incarnation of Valmiki in his work Bhaktakamal.

Today is the birth anniversary of Tulsidas, who is on the path of devotion and devotion to religion and God. His ideas can be easily explained even outside the perimeter of Hinduism.

Whether you believe in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Jainism, or any other religion or you are an atheist who does not believe in religion, may this day inspire us to move forward on the path of truth and originality, service is religion, let us not shy away from serving.

Suyog Dhakal

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