Ratha Saptami - Ratha Saptami or Surya Jayanti is held on Saptami in Shukla Paksha of Magh month. Know When is Ratha Saptami, it's Puja timings, benefits and significance. Ratha Saptami 2020 Saptamihi is dedicated to Lord Surya. Shukla Paksha Saptami in Magha month is known as Ratha Saptami or Magha Saptami . It is believed that Lord Surya Dev started enlightening the whole world on Ratha Saptami day which was considered as birth day of Surya. Ratha Saptami each year is alsoed “Ardhahmotsavam” or “Minihmotsavam”. On this day, Lord Malayappa Swamy along with his consorts in taken as a procession on Seven different vahanas from Morning to Evening. Ratha Saptami is symbolic of the change of season to spring and the start of the harvesting season. For most Indian farmers, it is an au.ious beginning of the New Year. The festival is observed by all Hindus in their houses and in innumerable temples dedicated to Surya, across India. Ratha Saptami.