Surya (Sun)

SuryaSurya is the chief, the solar deity, one of the Adityas, son of Kasyapa and one of his wives Aditi of Indra, or of Dyaus Pitar (depending by the versions). He has hair and arms of gold. His chariot is pulled by seven horses, which represent the seven chakras. He presides as "Ravi" over "Ravi-var" or Sunday.

The Sun, according to the Vedas, is the parent of all existing phenomena in the solar system. He is the ruler of all the planets that rotate around him. The Sun is considered to be the soul of Kala Purusha (Kala = time, Purusha = being; combined, it means the being that binds himself to Time). Its colored is bloodred, its nature is bile-dominated, and it is the lord of the direction East.

In Hindu religious literature, Surya is notably mentioned as the visible form of God that one can see every day. Furthermore, Shaivites and Vaishnavas often regard Surya as an aspect of Shiva and Vishnu, respectively. For example, the sun is called Surya Narayana by Vaishnavas. In Shaivite theology, Surya is said to be one of eight forms of Shiva, named the Astamurti.

It is the ruler of the zodiacal sign, Leo, and is exalted in the sign Aries, debilitated in Libra, and exiled in Aquarius. The Moon, Mars, and Jupiter are its natural friends, and Venus, Saturn, Rahu (dragons head, or the north node of the Moon), and Ketu (dragon?s tail, the south node of the Moon) are its natural enemies. Nakshatras Kritika, Uttra Phalguni, and Uttra Khad are ruled by the Sun.

He is said to be of Sattva Guna and represents the Soul, the King, highly placed persons or fathers.

The grain associated with the Sun is whole wheat and the number associated to the Surya is One.

Favourite ColourVermillion Red
Favourite DaySunday
Favourite God / DeityLord Shiva and Goddess Parvati

Effects of Sun (Surya)

Sun is treated as a ferocious and cruel planet. Its nature is hot and it is the controller of sharpness of mind, beauty and energy of body. It is also the master of successes in life and controls the family affairs along with the Mars. Sun is related to fulfilment of desires, eye diseases, care of eyes, leprosy, skin diseases, span and longevity of life, success in fortune.

Gemstone for Sun (Surya)

The Navratna gemstone for Sun (Surya) is Ruby (Manik), one must purchase natural ruby with good color and luster, the ruby must be shining red and free from scratches or major inclusions, rubies with white formations are not adviced, one must wear Ruby in Index finger to please Sun, Ruby is to be worn on Sunday in the morning performing prayers (Surya Namaskar) to the Sun.

How to get rid of negative effects of Sun, when Surya is vakri, when Surya is neech

The ill effects of Sun can be minimised and the good effects can be increased according to Indian mythology by doing the following tasks. Any or all of these, one can select as per one's convenience.

  • Invoking Gayatri Mantra or Aditya Hrudaya Mantra (Adityahridayam) are known to please the Sun God.
  • Choose any Sunday and donate a piece of red cloth to the poor. Sun is associated with red colour. Doing so will please the Sun and it's benevolence will increase and it's malevolence will decrease considerably.
  • Just at Sunrise, worship the Sun, pour pure water in front of the Sun, pray soulfully. It is believed that the Sun will listen to you and bestow it's grace to your prayers.
  • Lord Shiva, the merciful god, will bless you when worshipped with offerings of red flowers. Offering of such mode of prayer will appease the Sun Planet.
  • If possible, donate, according to your capacity, gold or copper on a Sunday to a needy person. But, this should fall within the reach of your budget. This will help to retard the annoyance of the Sun.
  • Feeding the needy and poor with roasted grams & Gud (Raw Sugar) on Sunday is one more step to appease the Sun.

108 Names of Surya

Aum arunaya namah
Aum sharanyaya namah
Aum karuna-rasa-sindhave namah
Aum asmanabalaya namah
Aum arta-raksa-kaya namah
Aum adityaya namah
Aum adi-bhutaya namah
Aum akhila-gamavedine namah
Aum acyutaya namah
Aum akhilagnaya namah
Aum anantaya namah
Aum inaya namah
Aum visva-rupaya na mah
Aum ijyaya namah
Aum indraya namah
Aum bhanave Namah
Aum indriramandiraptaya namah
Aum vandaniyaya namah
Aum ishaya namah
Aum suprasannaya namah
Aum sushilaya namah
Aum suvarcase namah
Aum vasupradaya namah
Aum vasave namah
Aum vasudevaya namah
Aum ujjvalaya namah
Aum ugra-rupaya namah
Aum urdhvagaya namah
Aum vivasvate namah
Aum udhatkiranajalaya namah
Aum hrishikesaya namah
Aum urjasvalaya namah
Aum viraya namah
Aum nirjaraya namah
Aum jayaya namah
Aum urudvayavirnimuktanijasarakrashivandyaya namah
Aum rugdhantre namah
Aum kraksacakracaraya namah
Aum krajusvabhavavittaya namah
Aum nityastutyaya namah
Aum krukaramatrikavarnarupaya ujjvalatejase namah
Aum kruksadhinathamitraya namah
Aum pushakaraksaya namah
Aum luptadantaya namah
Aum shantaya namah
Aum kantidaya namah Aum dhanaya namah
Aum kanatkanaka sushanaya namah
Aum khalotaya namah
Aum lunit-akhila-daityaya namah
Aum satya-ananda-svarupine namah
Aum apavarga-pradaya namah
Aum arta-sharanyaya namah
Aum ekakine namah
Aum bhagavate namah
Aum sushtisthityantakarine namah
Aum gunatmane namah
Aum dhrinibhrite namah
Aum brihate namah
Aum brahmane namah
Aum esvaryadaya namah
Aum sharvaya namah
Aum haridashvaya namah
Aum shauraye namah
Aum dashadiksam-prakashaya namah
Aum bhakta-vashyaya namah
Aum ojaskaraya namah
Aum jayine namah
Aum jagad-ananda-hetave namah
Aum taya janma-mrtyu-jara-vyadhi-varji
Aum natyapadasamcararathasthaya-asuraraye namah
Aum kamaniyakagaya namah
Aum abjaballabhaya namah
Aum antar-bahih prakashaya namah
Aum acintyaya namah
Aum atma-rupine namah
Aum acyutaya namah
Aum amareshaya namah
Aum parasmai jyotishe namah
Aum ahaskaraya namah
Aum ravaye namah
Aum haraye namah
Aum param-atmane namah
Aum tarunaya namah
Aum tarenyaya namah
Aum grahanam pataye namah
Aum bhaskaraya namah
Aum adimadhyantara-hitaya namah
Aum saukhyapradaya namah
Aum sakalajagatam pataye namah
Aum suryaya namah
Aum kavaye namah
Aum narayanaya namah
Aum pareshaya namah
Aum tejorupaya namah
Aum shrim hiranyagarbhaya namah
Aum hrim sampatkaraya namah
Aum aim istarthadaya namah
Aum am suprasannaya namah
Aum shrimate namah
Aum shreyase namah
Aum saukhyadayine namah
Aum diptamurtaye namah
Aum nikhilagamavedhyaya namah
Aum nityanandaya namah

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