How to Bend Destiny with the Navagraha Mantras – 3 – The Sun
This post continues the ongoing series on How to Bend Destiny.
The Sun – King of the Solar System
In the Solar System, the Sun occupies the most important position. It holds all the planets and moons around it by the force of its gravity, warms each planet with its heat and lights the way for us to go about our daily lives here on Earth. It is a planet of principal importance.
Needless to say, the Sun occupies a similar position in Eastern astrology. It is a powerful planet.
Effects of the Sun
Its position in the horoscope influences your relationships with authority and male figures in your life.
It reflects the enthusiasm and idealism of a person, the vitality, dignity and grace with which they carry themselves and their ambition in life.
Boost your solar power!
The Vedic prayer to the Sun is below, followed by the Surya Gayatri and the Gayatri Maha Mantra.
Vedic prayer to the sun
“Japakusuma Samkaasham Kashyapeyam Mahadhyuthim,
Tamorim Sarva Paapagnam Pranathosmi Divakaram”
“I pray to the Sun, the one who creates day, destroys
all sin, the enemy of darkness, who is supremely brilliant, the descendent of Kaashyapa (Rishi), the one who
shines like the prayer-flower (hibiscus).”
“Om Bhaskaraya Vidmahe
Tanno Suryah Prachodayat”
“We know the brilliant one,
We meditate on the shining one,
May Surya inspire us.”
There is more than one Gayatri mantra for Surya – see the link here for a list of the others: http://srisuryadevalayam.org/suryamantras.html.
But WAIT…don’t be too hasty! There’s a better way…
As mentioned in the second post in this series (click here to read it), as one cannot know whether strengthening the Sun’s influence in a horoscope through mantras will be beneficial unless a specialist is consulted, the far simpler path is to pray to the Ruling Deity of each of the planets.
This is a far safer and more desireable method than using a direct mantra as the deity will not only ensure a beneficial influence from the planet, but also bless you themselves. It’s almost like a 2 for 1 deal at the supermarket!
Mantras to Shiva
The Ruling Deity of the Sun is Shiva – mantras which can be used are Om Nama Shivaya (known as the Panchakshari mantra), or Rudra Gayatri (click on the bold to see more about each) or the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra.
The Maha Mrityunjaya mantra is certainly the first choice out of the three, but would ideally require Guru initiation to fully appreciate its beauty. In the absence of this, the simplest is the Panchakshari mantra – which anyone can chant freely.
Coming soon: Part 4 – The Moon
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