Puraan | 9-Bhavishya Puraan | 4-Uttar Parv
9-Bhavishya Puraan, 4-Uttar Parv-52, p 428-430
Snapan Saptamee Vrat
One should cook red Agahanee rice with cow's milk and offer it to mothers, Soorya and Rudra. and then offer seven Aahuti of Ghee in the name of Soorya. After this offer Aahuti by Rudra Sookt. Its fire should be lit with the sticks of Aak and Palaash trees, and one should use black sesame seeds barley and Ghee for its 108 Aahuti. After the Havan one should take bath in Gangaa water. Then taking Kush grass in hand establish four Kalash (pitchers) in four corners and the fifth one in the center without hole. Adorn it with yogurt and rice and make it Abhimantrit by seven Richaa of Soorya. Fill it with Teerth water and put some gem or gold in it. Thus in all Kalash put Panchgavya, Panchratn (five gems), fruits and flowers and adorn them with cloth. Then bring soil from the following seven places - where elephants are tied, stable, Bimaut, Sangam of river, pond, where cows are tied, and king's gate.
Then the Braahman should pick up the center Kalash, read Soorya Mantra and bathe the woman whose children have died by seven auspicious women with that Kalsh water. At this time read the following Mantra. (see p 429) Then that woman should put on white clothes and worship those seven women along with her child and husband. After worshipping Guru, donate an idol of Dharm Raaj on copper pot to Guru. Thus worship other Braahman also and feed them with Kheer and Ghee. After taking food Guru should pronounce these Mantra for the protection of the child. ( see the Mantra on p 429 ) To one's capacity one should donate a cow also to Guru and bid farewell. The woman should fold hand before Soorya and Shankar with her child carrying in her lap. She should eat the remaining food from Havan saying "I greet Soorya Dev". This Vrat is good in too much sorrow and bad dreams also.
leaving the doer's birth Nakshatra, one should always worship Soorya and
Shiv on the 7th day of Shukla Paksh, because whoever does this he never
suffers from any kind of sorrow or pain. He lives long. Because of this
Vrat only Kaartveerya ruled this Prithvi for 10,000 years. Soorya Dev
disappeared after telling the method of doing this Vrat.
A human being
should wish health from Soorya, wealth from Agni, knowledge from Shiv
and Moksh from Vishnu.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 05/28/13