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.
The surya naam stotra glorifies the God Sun by various names. Lord Sun is the God who is worshipped in every religion or cult. Since the vedic times Aditya is God who has 12 forms. Vedic God Aditya is Sun. This stotra is by Lord Brahma (the creator) mentioned in the sacred scriptures purana. He has described the sun stotra to Rishi Yagyavalkya (Yajnavalkya). Blog contains the stotra and its benefits.
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.
Sun salutation is a graceful and powerful combination of 12 asanas (postures) making a sequence. These 12 asanas (postures) are followed by the mantra of Lord Sun. Sun is the source of light and life. Light is the master which brightens the way and guide the person throughout the journey. So to remain energised and healthy we bow to God Sun with grateful heart.