10 facts about Ratha Saptami

1. Ratha Saptami is celebrated on the seventh day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of the moon) in the month of Magha.

2. It is also known as Surya Jayanti, Magha Saptami, and Ratha Saptami.

3. This festival marks the birth of Surya, the Hindu sun god.

4. On this day, devotees worship Surya and offer prayers for his blessings.

5. They also take a bath in the morning and wear new clothes.

6. Special dishes are prepared on this day, such as kheer (rice pudding) and pongal (a dish made of rice and lentils).

7. People also visit temples and offer prayers to Surya.

8. Ratha Saptami is a major festival in India and is celebrated with great pomp and show.

9. It is also a public holiday in some states of India.

10.The festival is a time for people to come together and celebrate the birth of Surya and to pray for his blessings.