Salutations to the Sun

The 12 Names of Surya  { the Sun God }
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Mitraya namah       (The friend of all)
Ravaye namah   
      (Praised by all)
Suryaya namah   
    (The guide of all)
Bhanave namah      
(The bestower of beauty)
Khagaya namah    
 (Stimulator of the senses)
Pushne namah        
(The nourisher of all)
Hiranyagarbhaya namah   
(The creator)
Marichaye namah   
(Destroyer of disease)
Adityaya namah      
(The inspirer)
Savitre namah          
(The purifier)
Arkaya namah         
(The radiant)
Bhaskaraya namah   
 (The illuminator)
                                                                               - Surya Namaskar - 
                                                  Obeisances to Surya, the Sun God


Surya namaskara

      Surya Namaskara is an ancient system of yoga exercise. 
     Practicing sun salutations regularly can produce longevity,efficiency, strength and improve overall health.



                                              1. Prostration to Him who is affectionate to all.



om ravaye namaha
                                                   2. Prostration to Him who is the cause for change.



om suryaya namaha
                                                 3. Prostration to Him who induces activity.



                                                  4. Prostration to Him who diffuses Light.



                                                 5. Prostration to Him who moves in the sky.



                                                   6. Prostration to Him who nourishes all.



om hiranyagarbhaya namaha

                                                7. Prostration to Him who contains everything.



om maricaye namaha
                                                 8. Prostration to Him who possesses rays.



om adityaya namaha
                                                       9. Prostration to Him who is God of gods.



                                              10. Prostration to Him who produces everything.


                                                     11.  Prostration to Him who is fit to be worshipped.



                                                    om bhaskaraya namaha
                                                12. Prostration to Him who is the cause of lustre.



Please See also:

 STORY OF LORD SURYA




 The hundred and eight names (112) of Surya
         From the Mahabharata Vana parva, Sec. III (10)

 Prayers to the Sungod

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