Thursday, 17 April 2014

Twelve Names of Surya Bhagavan - The Sun God.

A beautiful view of Sunset from my desk at workplace. 


Sunset

Sunset


Below are the 12 Names of Surya Bhagavan - the Sun God, which are associated with the Surya Namaskars or the salutations to the Sun God. Each name corresponds to one particular posture or salutation. There are numerous benefits of performing Surya Namaskar which includes heart, liver, intestine, stomach, throat, chest and legs. By these dynamic exercises, every part of the body is nourished; the impurities are expelled.It is said that, it is greatly beneficial to do Surya Namaskars, in the open air. The benefits are greatly amplified when performed during sunrise, facing the sun.

1 Om Mitraya namah (The friend of all)
2 Om Ravaye namah  (Praised by all)
3 Om Suryaya namah (The guide of all)
4 Om Bhanave namah (The bestower of beauty)
5 Om Khagaya namah (Stimulator of the senses)
6 Om Pushne namah  (The nourisher of all)
7 Om Hiranyagarbhaya namah  (The creator)
8 Om Marichaye namah (Destroyer of disease)
9 Om Adityaya namah (The inspirer)
10 Om Savitre namah (The purifier)
11 Om Arkaya namah (The radiant)     
12 Om Bhaskaraya namah (The illuminator)