9-Bhavishya Puraan, 4-Uttar Parv-47-51, p 424-428
Ubhaya Saptamee Vrat
Krishn said - "Now I tell you about Saptamee Vrat.
In Maagh Maas, on the 7th day of Shukla Paksh, worship Soorya Bhagavaan
with the name of Varun. Next day, on the 8th day, feed sesame seeds,
jaggery, and fried wheat flour mixed with sugar to Braahman. This gives
the fruit of Agnishtom Yagya.
In the month of Phaalgun, on the 7th day of Shukla Paksh, worshipping
Soorya gives the fruit of Vaajpeya Yagya.
In the month of Chaitra, on the 7th day of Shukla Paksh worshipping Soorya
with the name of Vedaanshu gives the fruit of Ukth named Yagya.
In the month of Vaishaakh, on the 7th day of Shukla Paksh worshipping
Soorya with the name of Dhaataa gives the fruit of Pashubandh Yaag.
In the month of Jyeshth,, on the 7th day of Shukla Paksh worshipping
Soorya with the name of Indra gives the fruit of Vaajpeya named Yagya.
In the month of Aashaadh, on the 7th day of Shukla Paksh worshipping
Soorya with the name of Divaakar gives the fruit of Ukth named Yagya.
In the month of Shraavan, on the 7th day of Shukla Paksh worshipping
Soorya with the name of Maataapi (Lolaark) gives the fruit of Sautraamani named Yaag.
In the month of Bhaadrapad, on the 7th day of Shukla Paksh worshipping
Soorya with the name of Shuchi gives the fruit of Tulaa Purush named Daan.
In the month of Aashwin, on the 7th day of Shukla Paksh worshipping Soorya
with the name of Savitaa gives the fruit of thousand cows donation.
In the month of Kaartik, on the 7th day of Shukla Paksh worshipping Soorya
with the name of Saptvaahan Dinesh gives the fruit of Pundareek named Yaag.
In the month of Maargsheersh, on the 7th day of Shukla Paksh worshipping
Soorya with the name of Bhaanu gives the fruit of ten Raajsooya Yagya.
In the month of Paush, on the 7th day of Shukla Paksh worshipping Soorya
with the name of Bhaaskar gives the fruit of many types of Yagya.
Thus keeping Vrat
for one year, one should do Udyaapan. Draw a Mandal of red sandalwood paste
of one, two or four arm length and make Soorya Mandal from red vermilion and
Geroo inside that Mandal. Worship Soorya with Dhoop and variety of Naivedya.
Keep pitchers full of grains and gold in front of him. Give 1,000 Aahuti with
sesame seeds, jaggery, Ghee and Aak's sticks with the Mantra "Aa Krishnen..."
(Yajur Ved, 33|43). Feed 12 Braahman and give them red cloth, one cow with calf,
umbrella, shoes, and Daksinaa. After all this one should eat himself also quietly.
Whever does this
Vrat with this method, he becomes healthy, good speaker, handsome, and long
lived. Who keeps fast on the 7th day he gets freed from all sins and lives
in Soorya Lok. Thus Devarshi Naarad says."
[This Vrat is found in Bhavishya
Puraan, 1/20 also but with a different flavor]
Kalyaan Saptamee Vrat
(Chap 48) Krishn said - Whatever 7th day of Shukla Paksh falls on Sunday
that is called Kalyaan Saptamee or Vijayaa Saptamee. On this day take bath
with cow's milk mixed water, put on white clothes, make a lotus flower of
eight petals with rice. Then worship those petals with these eight names
starting from eastern petal and going clockwise - Om Tapanaaya Namah, Om
Maartandaaya Namah, Om Divaakaraaya Namah, Om Vidhaatre Namah, Om Varunaaya
Namah, Om Bhaaskaraaya Namah, Om Vikartnaaya Namah. Worship the Vedee with
white cloth, fruits, Naivedya, Dhoop, flower garland, jaggery and salt and
Mantra which end with Namaskaar. After this do Havan and feed Braahman to
his capacity. Donate a sesame seed pot with gold to Guru. Next day take
Kheer with Ghee with Braahman. Thus one should do this Vrat for one year
and do Udyaapan in the end by donating water filled pitcher, Ghee pot, fold,
clothes, jewelry, and cow with calf. If one cannot give so much then donate
Vrat is found in Matsya Puraan, Chapter 74 also in similar Shlok]
Sharkaraa Saptamee Vrat
(Chap 49) Krishn said - "Now I tell you about Sharkaraa Saptamee Vrat
which is the giver of long life, health and wealth. In Vaishaakh Maas, on
the 7th day of Shukla Paksh, one should take bath with the water with
white sesame seeds, and put on white clothes. Make an eight petal lotus
flower with stem with Kumkum (red vermilion) and worship Soorya Bhagavaan
with the Mantra "Savitrey Namah". Fill a pitcher with water, put
a pot filled with sugar on it. Adorn the water pitcher with red cloth and
white flower garland. Keep a golden horse also near them. Then do Aavaahan
of Soorya with this Mantra. (see p 426) After that do Jap of Saur Sookt,
or listen to Saur Puraan (Bhavishya Puraan). Next day, on the 8th day, in
the morning worship Soorya Bhagavaan and give all material to Braahman and
feed him with sugar, Ghee and Khee. He himself should eat food without
salt and oil.
Thus one should
do this Vrat for one year, do Udyaapan by donating a full bed, milk giving
cow, a pitcher full of sugar, fully furnished house, and a horse made of
1,000 or 100 or five nishk gold to one's capacity. This Vrat gives the fruit
of Ashwamedh Yagya. It increases the number of children and all kinds of
[This Chapter is also found in
Matsya Puraan, Chapter 77 in similar form]
Kamal Saptamee Vrat
(Chap 50) Krishn said - "Now I describe you Kamal Saptamee Vrat whose
even name pleases Soorya. In Vasant Ritu (in Maagh Maas), on the 7th day
of Shukla Paksh, take bath with the water with yellow mustard. Keep sesame
seed in a pot and draw a lotus flower in it. Imagine Soorya in that pot
and cover that pot with two clothes and worship it with the following
Mantra. (see p 427) Then give that pot to a Braahman after worshipping
him. Next day, on the 8th day, feed Braahman to one's capacity and himself
too without oil. Thus one should do this Vrat for one year on the 7th day
of Shukla Paksh of every month.
At the end of
the Vrat, one should donate golden lotus flower, golden cow, many pots,
Aasan, lamp and other materials to Braahman. Who ever does this Vrat with
this method, he becomes very prosperous and lives in Soorya Lok."
[In several essays and Puraan,
this Vrat has been listed as Kamal Shashthee]
Shubh Saptamee Vrat
(Chap 51) Krishn said - "Now you listen to another Saptamee that is
called Shubh Saptamee. After keeping fast on this day one becomes free
from grievances, diseases and sorrows. In Aashwin Maas, on the 7th day of
Shukla Paksh, one should invite a Braahman for Swasti Vaachan. Worship a
cow with this Mantra. (see p 427) Put one Ser (900 gms) sesame seeds in a
copper pot and then establish a golden idol of bull on it and worship it
with cloth, flower garland etc. In the evening all should be given to
Braahman saying "Aryamaa Preeyataam". In the evening eat Panchgavya
and sleep on naked floor. Next morning, on the 8th day, worship Braahman.
Every month one should give two clothes, golden bull, etc. At the end of
the year, sugar cane, jaggery, clothes, pots, Aasan, full bed, a copper
pot with one Ser sesame seeds, golden bull should be donated saying
"Vishwaatmaa Preeyataam". Who does this Vrat thus, he becomes
prosperous, is worshipped in Dev Lok for one Kalp. After he is born on
Prithvi and becomes Chakravartee king. This Saptamee destroys hundreds of
[This chapter is found in Matsya
Puraan, Chapter 80 in this form only]