The chief of Navagraha and the Lord of Fame is being worshiped on this day. The devotees please him by offering red flower as the color of the sun is red and chanting Gayatri Mantra. Many people also do fasting (upvaas) on this day.
Festivals play an important role in our lives as they give us an opportunity to catch up with our family members, relatives and friends and it enables us to feel a sense of unity. The best part about festivals is, it is not limited to any religion or community.