Slokas for Sunday

Surya Namaskar Mantra

Surya Namaskara is performed early morning praying to Sun god, It is usually performed before the sunrise. The mantra is recited to pray lord Surya with rice grains, flowers and sandals are offered with water. A total of 12 mantras are chanted, Each of the mantra is a different names of Sun god. Each mantra is chanted with a particular posture

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 are a set of mantras chanted along with the combination of few yogasana postures, Which are useful in achieving good concentration. Performing it as a regular routine daily as exercise, prayer and worship given as in the scriptures

Sunday Navagraha Sloka

Japākusuma sankāsham

Kāshyapeyam Mahā Dhyuthim |

Thamorim Sarva Pāpaghnam

Pranathosmi Dhivākaram ||

Meaning :

Oh God! Who is in red colour shining high in the sky as we look from earth, Who is born in the Kashyapa lineage, Oh the brightest one. Oh god! you are the remover of darkness, the destroyer of sins, Lord Diwakara(another name of the Sun god). I bow and pray to you.