The unconquerable Sun, the son of Sage Kashyapa and cosmic mother Aditi, please accept our humble prayers and heartfelt gratitude on this special day of Ratha Saptami. Ratha Saptami marks the seventh day following Sun’s northerly movement, the day the Sun God turns his chariot to move in the North-East direction. This day is also known for the birth of Sun God.
The Worship of Sun God is rooted not only in Vedas but also in various mythologies of the world such as China, Mesopotamia and Egypt. From time in memorial, people have revered the Mighty Sun in all its glory. This tradition only reinstates the significance of the source of life, Surya. It is when the Sun rises that the cycle of birth, the cycle of life, commences. Today, let us remember Sun God for his unconditional love because of which we continue to breathe and hope for a new and better day. Let us glorify his existence and seek the benevolent cosmic spread of energy and light from the Sun God.
Surya Mantra … In praise of the Sun God
ॐ Mitraya Namah – A Friend Of All
ॐ Ravayre Namah – The Shining and Radiant One
ॐ Suryaya Namah – One Who Dispels Darkness and Brings Activity
ॐ Bhanave Namah – One Who Illumines
ॐ Khagaya Namah – Who is All Prevailing and Moves Through The Sky
ॐ Pushne Namah – Giver of Nourishment and Fulfillment
ॐ Hiranyagarbhaya Namah – The Golden Womb, The Creator
ॐ Marichaye Namah – The Giver of Light
ॐ Adityaya Namah – Son of Aditi, the Cosmic Divine Mother
ॐ Savitre Namah – One Who is Responsible For Life
ॐ Arkaya Namah – Worthy of Praise and Glory
ॐ Bhaskaraya Namah – Giver of Wisdom and Cosmic Illumination