Surya Ashtottara Shatnamavali Stotram

Ashtottara Shatnaam means 108 names, The stotra we are sharing has 108 names of Lord Sun. 108 is an auspicious number, we all know that. If you want to know more about magical 108, read here. Chanting a mantra for 108 times is practiced since ages, similarly the 108 names of Gods collectively make a powerful stotra. Sun, the lord Aditya who has 12 forms, is worshipped since Vedic times. Read to know who is Aditya and his 12 forms? He is the essence, nurturer, creator and power house of energy & life force. Therefore, singing the glory of Lord Surya with 108 names is not only fruitful to know the spiritual essence but also to live a healthy and happy life.

Rishis have praised Lord Sun with various names and that are mentioned in Vedic scriptures such as Puranas. Sun represents the soul, thus chanting surya ashtottara shatanamavali stotram connects one to soul. The surya stotra fills devotee with energy and shows the right direction at every step.

The miraculous Surya Ashtottara Shatanaam is from the Mahabharat, Vana Parva. This stotra is disclosed to Pandu’s son Yudhishthir by Daumya. Below is the stotra and its benefits.

The Sun Stotra (108 Names Of Sun Stotra)

सूर्योsर्यमा भगस्त्वष्टा पूषार्क: सविता रवि: ।
गभस्तिमानज: कालो मृत्युर्धाता प्रभाकर: ।।1।।

Suryo Aryama Bhagastvashtaa Pushaarkah Savita Ravihi
Gabhastimaanajah Kaalo Mrityurdhaataa Prabhaakarah

पृथिव्यापश्च तेजश्च खं वायुश्च परायणम ।
सोमो बृहस्पति: शुक्रो बुधोsड़्गारक एव च ।।2।।

Prithivyaapashcha Tejashcha Kham Vaayushcha Paraayanam
Somo Brihaspatihi Shukro Budho Angaaraka Eva Cha

इन्द्रो विश्वस्वान दीप्तांशु: शुचि: शौरि: शनैश्चर: ।
ब्रह्मा विष्णुश्च रुद्रश्च स्कन्दो वैश्रवणो यम: ।।3।।

Indro Vishvasvaan Dipataanshuhu Shuchihi Saurihi Shanaishcharah
Brahma Vishnushcha Rudrashcha Skando Vaishravano Yamah

वैद्युतो जाठरश्चाग्निरैन्धनस्तेजसां पति: ।
धर्मध्वजो वेदकर्ता वेदाड़्गो वेदवाहन: ।।4।।

Vaidhyuto Jaatharashcha agniraindhanastejasaam Patihi
Dharmadhvajo Vedakartaa Vedaango Vedavaahanah

कृतं त्रेता द्वापरश्च कलि: सर्वामराश्रयः ।
कला काष्ठा मुहूर्ताश्च क्षपा यामस्तता क्षण: ।।5।।

Kritam Tretaa Dwaaparshcha Kalihi Sarvaamaraashrayah
Kalaa Kashthaa Muhurtaashcha Kshapaa Yaamastataa Kshanah

संवत्सरकरोsश्वत्थ: कालचक्रो विभावसु: ।
पुरुष: शाश्वतो योगी व्यक्ताव्यक्त: सनातन: ।।6।।

Sanvatsarkaro Ashvatthah Kaalachakro Vibhaavasuhu
Purushah Shaashvatoo Yogi Vayaktaavyaktah Sanaatanah

कालाध्यक्ष: प्रजाध्यक्षो विश्वकर्मा तमोनुद: ।
वरुण: सागरोsशुश्च जीमूतो जीवनोsरिहा ।।7।।

Kaalaadhyakshah Prajaadhyaksho Vishvakarmaa Tamonudah
Varunah Saagaro Ashushcha Jimuto Jivano Arihaa

भूताश्रयो भूतपति: सर्वलोकनमस्कृत: ।
स्रष्टा संवर्तको वह्निः सर्वस्यादिरलोलुपः ।।8।।

Bhutaashrayo Bhutapatihi Sarvaloka Namaskritah
Srashtaa Sanvartako Vahnihi Sarvasyaadirlolupah

अनन्त कपिलो भानु: कामद: सर्वतो मुख: ।
जयो विशालो वरद: सर्वभूतनिषेवितः ।।9।।

Ananta Kapilo Bhanuhu Kaamadah Sarvato Mukhah
Jayo Vishaalo Vardah Sarvabhutanishevitah

मन: सुपर्णो भूतादि: शीघ्रग: प्राणधारणः ।
धन्वन्तरिर्धूमकेतुरादिदेवोsदिते: सुत: ।।10।।

Manah Suparno Bhutaadihi Shighragah Praanadhaaranah
Dhanvantarirdhumketuraadi Devo Aditehe Sutah

द्वादशात्मारविन्दाक्ष: पिता माता पितामह: ।
प्रजाद्वारं स्वर्गद्वारं मोक्षद्वारं त्रिविष्टपम ।।11।।

Dwaadashaatmaar Vindaakshah Pitaa Maataa Pitaamahah
Prajaadwaaram Swargadwaaram Mokshadwaaram Trivishtapam

देहकर्ता प्रशान्तात्मा विश्वात्मा विश्वतोमुख: ।
चराचरात्मा सूक्ष्मात्मा मैत्रेय करुणान्वित: ।।12।।

Dehakartaa Prashaantaatmaa Vishvaatmaa Vishvatomukhah
Charaacharaatma Sukshaatmaa Maitreya Karunaanvitah

एतद्वै कीर्तनीयस्य सूर्यस्यामिततेजस: ।
नामाष्टकशतकं चेदं प्रोक्तमेतत स्वयंभुवा ।।13।।

Etadwai Kirtaniyasya Suryasya Amita Tejasah
Naamaashtaka Shatakam Chedam Proktam Etat Swayambhuvaa

सुरगणपितृयक्षसेवितं ह्यसुरनिशाचरसिद्धवन्दितम् ।
वरकनकहुताशनप्रभं प्रणिपतितो समीहिता भास्करम् ॥14॥

Suragana Pitri Yaksha Sevitam Hayasura Nishaachara Siddhavanditam
Varakanak Hutaashana Pranipatito Samihitaa Bhaaskaram

सूर्योदये यस्तु समाहितः पठेत्स पुत्रदारां धनरत्नसञ्चयान् ।
लभेत जातिस्मरतां सदा धृतिं च मेधां च स विन्दते पुमान ॥15॥

Suryodaye Yastu Samaahitah Pathetsa Putra Daaraam Dhana Ratna Sanchayaan
Labheta Jaati Smartaam Sadaa Dhritim Cha Medhaam Cha Sa Vindate Pumaan

इमं स्तवं देववरस्य यो नरः प्रकीर्तयेच्छुचिसुमनाः समाहितः ।
विमुच्यते शोकदवाग्निसागराल्लभेत कामान्मनसा यथेप्सितान् ॥16॥

Imam Stavam Devavarasya Yo Narah Prakirtayechchhuchisumanaah Samaahitah
Vimuchyate Shokadawaagni Saagaraallabhet Kaamaanmansaa Yathepsitaan

॥ इति श्रीमहाभारते वनपर्वणि धौम्ययुधिष्ठिरसंवादे श्रीसूर्याष्टोत्तरशतनामस्तोत्रं सम्पूर्णम् ॥

Iti Shri Mahaabhaarate Vanaparvani Dhaumya Yudhishthir Samwaade Shri Suryaashttotara Shatnaam Stotram Sampurnam

Benefits

  • Recite the stotra at the time of sunrise and sunset. This will bestow health, wealth and happiness.
  • One will become fearless and courageous.
  • Sun is connected to Solar Plexus Chakra, The stotra chanting will remove the blockages of the Chakra.
  • Lord Surya is the source of the energy hence the stotra which has 108 names of Sun is the powerful source of energy and bliss.
  • Surya Dev bestows good health if one chants the mantra/stotra.
  • The sun 108 name stotra gives power, authority and victory.
  • Connect to soul. Sun is the soul and Surya Ashttotra Shatnaam Stotra will help you to connect to soul and gives you clarity. Confusions, fogginess in thoughts will be cleared.
  • All Surya Stotras accomplish the Dharma, Kama and Artha. Which means that devotee will able earn good, fulfil his wishes and be able to complete his duties for family and world.
  • If one has weak sun in his horoscope, one should chant the surya stotra.
  • If one is caught up in any difficult situation, Chant 108 names of Sun stotra. Not only it will release obstacles but also provide powerful protection.
  • The stotra increases the will power and release the depression.
  • If one is having trouble relationships with father, reciting the stotra with devotion will be helpful.

There are many fruitful results of chanting the stotra of 108 names of Sun. Be it finances, relations, work or spiritual. Sun stotra is the unique way to overcome problems related to mind and body. Recite the Surya Ashtottara Shatnamavali Stotram with devotion.

Recite the stotra daily or specially on Sundays, Sankranti (the day when sun changes the zodiac sign), Saptami and eclipse.

Today is the sankranti, Sun has moved to Gemini. It’s a great day to share this post!!!

Source: Mahabharat

From: Daumya

To: Yudhishthir (Pandu Putra)

Here is more on Lord Sun:

Aditya Hrudayam Stotram

Offering water to Sun God – Surya Arghya

Sun Salutation in Yoga – Surya Namaskar


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