By Deepthi K
Hindus worship the Sun god. It is done as a token of gratitude for the abundant life-giving heat on Earth. While you can chant the mantras on any day of the week, it is ideal that you say them for the first time on a Sunday, the day associated with the Sun god.
It is believed that a person who chants the mantras repeatedly is blessed with knowledge and wisdom as the Sun god helps him/her get rid of ignorance in his/her life. Read on to know some of the most-often recited Surya mantras along with their meanings and why you must chant them.
- Surya Mantra
Namah Suryaya Shantaya Sarvaroga Nivaarine
Ayu rarogya maisvairyam dehi devah jagatpate
This mantra is recited as a salutation to the Sun, stressing on the fact that he can cure any illness. It is also an appeal to the Surya devta to bless the chanter with good physical and mental health, long life, and wealth.
A person suffering from any illness is believed to be greatly benefitted by chanting this mantra with utmost devotion.
- Surya Gayatri Mantra
Om Bhaskaraya Vidmahe Mahadutyathikaraya Dheemahi Tanah Surya Prachodayat
This is a very powerful mantra and is often recited during a solar eclipse. It describes how the Sun lights up the world with his magical energy. The chanter requests Lord Surya to bestow him/her with good intellect keep him from ignorance. .
It is said that this mantra strengthens the chanter’s body and purifies his/her mind with positive energy. The mantra protects him/her from hardships and is bequeathed with spiritual upliftment. He/she is also blessed with fame and success.
- Surya Beej Mantra
Om Hraam Hreem Hraum Sah Suryay Namah
This mantra praises the Sun god for his divine and magnificent power to render a life of fame and abundance with austerity and prosperity. The hymn also praises the Lord for his healing powers that can free a person of any negative impact or disease. The chanter is blessed with grace and positive vibrations.
- Aditya Hrudhayam Mantra
Aaditya Hrudhaya Punyam Sarva Sathru Vinaasanam
Jayaavaham Jabe nityam Akshayam Paramam Shivam
This mantra thanks Lord Surya for all that he provides and acknowledges him for removing obstacles in the chanter’s life. It helps the reciter to remain fearless and cleanse his/her mind to keep it free of negative thoughts such as treachery, ego, desire, anger, greed, etc.
Chanting Surya mantras regularly can help you develop a close connection with the Sun god. The devotee finds his/her aspirations being fulfilled and manifested with Lord Surya’s qualities such as authority, fame, willpower, and courage in his/her life.
The best way to please the Sun god with your prayers is to offer him water while you chant the mantras. It is believed that chanting the Surya mantra soon after sunrise. You can fill a copper pot with clean water and add some pieces of jaggery, honey, and a little rice. Chant the mantra with full devotion focusing on the sun as you pour the water on the ground. Remember to say the mantras after a shower or bath and wear clean clothes when you recite them.