Achala Saptami/ Saur Saptami (For the eradication of sins and for the emancipation of souls)
This fast is observed to please Lord Sun. This fast results in the fulfillment of your desires.
Method This fast is observed on the Shukla Saptami of the month of Magha. On the day of Shasti one should have food only once and start worshipping Lord Sun from the same day. Offer Arghya to Sun on this day. Mix red flowers, rice, vermillion and the holy water of Ganges in your Arghya (water). Arghya should be offered by standing in river water. Your body should remain in water till your waist. After that worship Lord Sun, Lord Shiva and Parvati on the bank of river or pond. Offer food to Brahmins, donate gifts and money and read Saur Saptami Vrata Katha.