Magha Saptami is devoted to Lord Surya, the Hindu sun god. Magha Saptami 2019 date is February 12. The most essential custom on the day is cleaning up or sacred plunge in ocean and blessed waterways amid dawn. In Orissa, a huge number of Hindus take a heavenly plunge at the Chandrabhaga Tirtha close to the Konark Sun Temple.
It is also known as Magha Shukla Saptami. It is seen on the seventh day amid the shukla paksha or waxing period of moon in the long stretch of Magh January – February. Magh Saptami is likewise seen as Ratha Saptami and is a noteworthy occasion in Tirupati Balaji Temple and in numerous parts of South India. It is otherwise called Surya Jayanti.