SURYA - the sun god

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  1. mssunitha2001

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    As per the Hindu Religion, Surya symbolizes the Sun God.

    Surya is considered as the only visible form of God that can be seen every day.

    Surya - The God of Light

    Surya forms the major god of the Navgraha (nine planets).Surya is the God of light as per the Vedic texts.

    Surya is the literal source of life. According to the scientific fact, the whole universe is based on the process of photosynthesis which takes place due to the presence of Surya (the sun).

    God Surya - The worship

    It is believed that Surya has been worshipped since ages to receive the kind blessings of God.

    A simple namaskaar (folding hands) to the lord makes him happy. Offering water to the God is too considered to receive the mercy.

    Surya is believed to be a generous deity capable of curing sick people, in India.

    It is also proved in Science that sunlight is a rich source of Vitamin-D. Surya is usually remembered for the brilliance and light in one's life.


    Symbol of Surya is also regarded as one of the auspicious signs of the Hindu religion. People place the sign of the Sun over main doors as they think it would bring them good luck.
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    "Aadhitya Hrudhaya Punyam
    Sarva Sathru Vinaasanam
    Jayaavaham Jabe nithyam
    Akshayam Paramam Shivam"



    I[FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]t is said that Sun, called Surya, was born of Kashyap and Aditi; hence another name for Sun is Aaditya, meaning Aditi’s son. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]I[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]n the beginning, the Sun was a dazzling orb of light, so dazzling in fact that his wife, Sanjana, could not stand his heat and went to complain to her father about this. Her father was Vishwakarma, the divine sculptor. He caught hold of Sun, placed him on his wheel and smoothened his jagged, fiery edges, which dimmed Sun’s radiance somewhat. Vishwakarma then gathered up the remnants of the fiery energy of Sun’s outer edges and fashioned the Sudarshan Chakra, the discus-weapon of Vishnu. Many scholars take this Sudarshan Chakra to mean the ecliptic plane.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]S[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]un and Sanjana had three children: Manu, Yama and Yami. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]The daughter, Yami, later became the Yamuna River on Earth.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Yama is the god of death, [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]while Manu is the father of mankind. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Human beings are called Manuj because they have descended from Manu. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Thus, Sun is the progenitor of the human race, through Manu, and also its destroyer, through Yama.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]S[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]un also fathered Shani (Saturn) by Chhaya, whose name literally means “shadow and who was the shadow of his wife, Sanjana. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]O[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]nce, Sanjana took the form of a mare and came to Earth to perform penance.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Sun could not bear to be separated from his wife for long, so he took the form of a horse, descended upon Earth and soon located her.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]A pair of twins was born of this union. Known as the Ashwini Kumars, they are divine physicians who are ever youthful.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]They rule the month of Ashwin (October 15 to November 15) and it is said that anyone who performs oblations - makes ceremonial offerings - with ghee (clarified butter) during this month attains physical beauty, courtesy of these ever-young healers. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]N[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]o story about Sun is complete without mentioning the most famous of his sons, Karn, born of princess Kunti. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Karn was as generous as his father, and he gave unstintingly to whoever asked for alms. He was so generous that he gave away his armour plate when begged for it by a trickster in disguise just before the epic battle of Bharat, although Karn knew full well that doing so would mean certain death. To this day, a generous person is called a Karn.[/FONT]

    The most beloved of all Hindu mantras, which is the Gayatri, is dedicated to Sun and speaks of
    the RigVed praising Sun at dawn,
    the YajurVed praising him at noon and
    the SamaVed praising him at dusk.

    In this form, Sun is said to manifest in the trinity of Brahma-Vishnu-Mahesh, signifying birth, sustenance and dissolution at morning, noon and evening.

    [FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]T[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]he idea of Sun as the giver of food is connected with his role as a sustainer. [/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]The epic Mahabharat describes how the exiled prince Yudhishthir, when faced with the problem of daily sustenance, prayed to Sun and obtained from him the Akshay Patra, the pot of endless food.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana,Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]. Aadityahridayam, a poem in praise of Sun, is said to vanquish all enemies and was recited by Prince Ram before he killed his physical enemy, the demon king Ravan, while also conquering his own internal foes of self-doubt and a sense of defeat.[/FONT]


    (courtesy :metAMORphosis: Conscious Evolution Newsletter )
     
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    hi sunitha
    really very interesting information
    thanks
     
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    thank you umarayan :) for your fb.....

    uma, can u please tell me how you put the ticker in your profile.
     

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