Generally saturdays are dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara. If we leave out our egoism and desires for worldly things and pray whole-heartedly to Lord Venkateswara’s Lotus feet, he will take care of everything. Lord Venkateswara is known to be a loving god and loves his bhaktas ardently .There is a famous type of fast observed to please Lord Venkateshwara called ‘Saptha Shanivara Vratham’ or ‘Sri Venkateshwara Swami Seven Saturday Vratam’. By doing this Vratam, Lord Venkateshwara will protect devotees from all sorts of calamities. Number seven means seven hills of Venkateshwara that will provide protection from all the sides.
The Sunday fasting should begin on the first Sunday of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase) of Aashwin month.Fasting process starts with sunrise and must fast for the whole day on the vrat and conclude the fast only on the next day morning after seeing the sun and offering water to sun god. Devotees wear red clothes and offer red flowers while worshipping. An idol of sun god is placed on the altar and worship is offered with incense, sandal wood, flowers and specially prepared dishes. During the fast observers should not consume oily, salty and citric foods.
Those who fast on Sundays shall be released from their sins and will attain good health and happiness. Various ailments and diseases shall be cured and will get a sharp and clear intellect. People who observe this vrat throughout their lives enter surya lok after their death.
Sunday vrat Katha should be recited or read during worship. Sun God’s mantra to recite during puja and fasting period which is as follows:
“Nama Suryaya Santaya Sarvaroga Nivarine,
Ayu Rarogya Maisvairyam Dehi Devah Jagatpate”
The Surya Beej Mantra has the power to bring positivity, healing power to cure diseases and ability to create a life of abundance. Divine grace is obtained by chanting this mantra which is as follows:
““Om Hraam Hreem Hraum Sah Suryaya Namah”
By chanting the mantras, we get rid of all the negative energy and surround ourselves with positive energy.There is no specific time or place to recite the mantras, but the most important rule while chanting the mantras is to chant them with full devotion and faith then you can see result on your own.
ॐ हराम हरिम ह्रौं सह सूर्याय नमः
ॐ भास्कराय विद्महे महादुत्याथिकराया धीमहि तनमो आदित्य प्रचोदयात
नमः सूर्याय शान्ताय सर्वरोग निवारिणे
आयु ररोग्य मैस्वैर्यं देहि देवः जगत्पते ||
आधित्य ह्रुधाय पुण्यं सर्व सथृ विनासनं
जयावहं जबे नित्यं अक्षयं परमं शिवं