My salute to the Sun within! ☀

We are all connected to the Sun. The Sun inspires us. He is the ultimate power-house, shining bright giving light to our lives. Untiring and undying, he energizes this world.

I come from a background where people worship the Sun as a diety. The Sun is refered to as Aditya or Surya. Here is a Sanskrit prayer to the Sun.

Nama Suryaya Santaya Sarvaroga Nivarine |
Ayu rarogya maisvairyam dehi devah jagatpate ||

Oh! Lord Surya, ruler of the universe, you are the remover of all diseases, the repository of peace 
I bow to you. May you bless your devotees with longevity, health and wealth.
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Madhubani Painting by me – The Sun

Surya Namaskara or Sun Salutation is a yoga routine that refers to the symbolism of Sun as the soul and the source of all life.

As my life keeps evolving, I want to let as much Sun as possible into me and realize the Sun within. I want to let His warmth and light guide me and inspire me.

Here is my salute to Him!

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Sun rising over Puri Beach
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Dazzling evening Sun as the coconut trees sway in my Grandfather’s village
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My Sun-kissed feet

 

2 thoughts on “My salute to the Sun within! ☀

  1. RamamohanGB

    An illuminating article that lights up the world outside and the universe within the human body.Tthe ATMA trying to communicate with the inner voice the Param Atma .In Indian ancient scripts vedas,Upanishads, GITA . ATMA is the immortal soul within and the Param Atma is the Almighty or the Antar Atma the super soul interior to all living beings , who guides from within and propels the soul mind Intellect to supervise the body to be tolerant good do good and earn ‘Satvic nature means purity in body soul to ultimately coalesc with the super soul the Almighty ,
    The SUN is popularly worshipped for millions of years from the Egyptians (and the five elements of nature Vayu(wind) Agni(fire ) ,Jalam(water) Bhoomi(earth) and the antariksh (sky or space ,
    The SUN is known to have profound influence both scientifically and by theosophy to influence Nature and so Known as Savitr in a powerful mantra chanted in vedas and by vedic brahmin scholars in all auspicious deeds they do .knoen as Gaytri mantra which has 24 notes syllablls
    each associated with one powerful deity of the Hindu pantheon. This evokes the SUN to absorb all sins committed by the body in the past day and grant purity to the chnater for the fresher life .
    another prayer added herel
    “AUM sURYAM, SUNDARA LOKA NATHA MAMRITAM, VEDAANTA SAARAM SHIVAM ,GNANAM BRAHMA MAYAM , SURESHAM AMALAM ,,LOKYEKA CHITTASWAYAM , ,iNDRA ADITYA NARAADIPAM SURA GURUM ,TRI
    YELOKYA CHOODAAMANEEMM, ,BRAHMA VISHNU SHIVA SWARIOOPA
    HRIDAYAM VANDE SADAA BHASKARAM ! AUM !!

    BLESSINGS OF PRATYAKSHA PARAMEESWARA (THE ONLY VISIBLE FORM OF ENERGY DEITY TO ALL PARTS OF OUR GALAXY AND SUSTAINS LIFE IN NATURE )
    Adi Shankara the who first united the concept of Atma Soul and param atma the antaryami or inner supersoul being Only One fusion ultimatel also studied other philosophies of sanatana anciemt Hindu and Budhist ,Jain and supported the Smarta concepts recommended SUN worship daily as one of the Five ways to be a dvotee to achieve know the ULTIMATE TRUTH
    “I am He) (means Myself an imperishable soul ,perishable body) AM ONE WITH THE WIThin
    HIM ,the SUN externally is also within me .
    AUM

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