Slokas for Sunday

Surya Namaskar Mantra

Surya Namaskara is performed before the sunrise. The mantras are recited to pray Lord Surya and sandals, flowers, rice grains are offered with water. There are 12 mantras which are different names of Sun God. With each posture, a particular mantra is chanted. Surya Namaskar Mantras are :

1.“Aum Mitraya Namah”

2.“Aum Ravayre Namah”

3.“Aum Suryaya Namah”

4.“Aum Bhanave Namah”

5.“Aum Khagaya Namah“

6.“Aum Pushne Namah”

7.“Aum Hiranyagarbhaya Namah”

8.“Aum Marichaye Namah”

9.“Aum Adityaya Namah”

10.“Aum Savitre Namah”

11.“Aum Arkaya Namah”

12.“Aum Bhaskaraya Namah”

Meaning :

‘Salutation to

1.Who is friendly to all.

2.The shining one, the radiant one.

3.Who is the dispeller of darkness and responsible for bringing activity.

4.One who illumines, the bright one.

5.Who is all-pervading, one who moves through the sky.

6.Giver of nourishment and fulfillment.

7.Who has golden color brilliance.

8.The giver of light with infinite number of rays.

9.The son of Aditi, the cosmic divine Mother.

10.One who is responsible for life.

11.Worthy of praise and glory.

12.Giver of wisdom and cosmic illumination.’

Benefit : Surya Namaskar mantras, a set of mantras chanted along with a combination of few Yogasana postures, are useful in achieving concentration. It is a wonderful regular routine of exercise, prayer and worship given as in the scriptures.

Sunday Navagraha Sloka

Japākusuma sankāsham

Kāshyapeyam Mahā Dhyuthim |

Thamorim Sarva Pāpaghnam

Pranathosmi Dhivākaram ||

Meaning :

I pray to Sun God, the day-maker, the destroyer of all our Sins, the enemy of darkness, who has of great brilliance, the descendant of Kaashyapa Rishi,  the one who shines like the Japaa flower.