Surya or Sun god is an important deity worshipped by the Hindus. As the sunrise dispels that darkness of the worlds, Surya also removes the darkness of ignorance and bestows wisdom. Sun is said to be the embodiment of all knowledge. In fact, he is the Guru of Lord Hanuman. Some of the impending benefits ensuing from the chanting of Surya Mantra include long life, cure of diseases, physical and mental well-being, cure of skin diseases and improvement in vision.
Sun constantly shines on the earth and there is nothing on this earth that can be hidden from him. Sun is called as Sarvati Sakshi Bhutam (The ever watching witness to every happening). Also, it is said that since the sun keeps watching the deeds of people, those who do not exhibit gratitude in their lives will incur the wrath of sun god. Therefore, we must be grateful to all those who helped us little or more, which is one of the easiest ways to please Sun God.
Surya Mantra is a simple one to chant. The best time to chant Surya Mantra is early morning during sun rise. There are twelve yogic postures that are done while chanting each of these mantras facing the sun. Usually, three cycles of chanting the mantra along with the corresponding asana are advised.
Benefits of Surya Mantra
1. Per the Astrological Sciences, Sun Lord is considered to be the very part of the soul. Whilst reciting the Surya Mantra it is auspicious to offer water as it leads to self-purification and strengthen your will. Offering water to the Sun also helps heal your health.
2. When an individual regularly offers water to Surya Dev reciting the Surya Mantra, it helps your body gain strength, power and energy. Also, it helps you gain fame and success at your work place.
3. While offering water to Sun Lord, offer it 7 times along with reciting the Surya Mantra. Doing this is very helpful and the results will be tremendous in case a person decides to wear red clothes.