Ashtottara Shatnaam means 108 names, Surya Ashtottara Shatnaam has 108 names of Sun. The miraculous Surya Ashtottara Shatanaam is from the Mahabharat, Vana Parva. This stotra is disclosed to Pandu's son Yudhishthir by Daumya. In this blog we are sharing the stotra and few benefits to motivate.
In the vedic culture the Gods of nature are worshipped, like Vasus (deity of elements: agni, jal, vayu and more), rudra, ashwini kumar and Aditya. Aditya means the son of devi aditi and this stotra pleases the Lord's heart and hence called Aditya Hrudayam Stotram. In hinduism or any other culture sages always worship the Lord Sun as the presiding deity. In one of the oldest text, vedas (Rigveda) the mantras and stotras are there to worship the Surya Dev. This blog gives aditya hrudayam stotra is sanskrit and english with meaning and explanation.