Ravivar Vrat Katha is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun). The Ravivar Vrat Katha provides respect, honor, power and position to the person who observes the fast. The Vrat (fast) also helps achieve victory over enemies and rivals. On this day devotees wear red colored clothes and worship Surya Dev using red colored flowers and red colored sandal paste. Devotees also avoid salt, oil and fried food. It is also believed that a fast on a Sunday saves one from skin diseases like leprosy, ringworm, and eyesores.