Sun god worship is most prevalent since ancient times. He is considered as the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Sun god is also called as Surya Bhagavan and Surya Narayan, gives light for us, and brightens our life. He is the healer of our diseases, especially skin related diseases, and through the sun rays, our body gets the required energy for our survival in this world. He is believed to be the son of Rishi Kashyapa and Mata Aditi.
Worshipping the Sun god during early morning, gives us good energy, and removes our tiredness and gives freshness. Slokas meant for Lord Surya can be recited, and it would bring good prospects in our life.
Lord Surya Bhagavan is mainly worshipped during Pongal festival, also called as Makar Sankranti by the Indian people, and it is believed that by worshipping him, the farmers would get good harvest. He helps us in getting seasonal rains, and makes to fertile the earth.
Lot of Puranic stories are associated with the sun god, and he cured the diseases of his devotees, and made them to live happily. Worshipping the sun god in the famous temples like Arasavalli Sun god temple, Surya Narayanar Koil and Konark Sun temple, would give immense benefits to us. He is the father of Yama, Yamuna and Lord Shani Dev.
By worshipping the Sun god, death fears would not occur in our mind. And sufferings from ShaniDoshams would be drastically reduced, and we would get the blessings of the Holy River Mata Yamuna also. Without the grace of Lord Surya, the world doesn’t exist, and darkness would exist in the entire universe. He is tirelessly doing his duties for several millions of years, and still doing, and would do without an end. He is doing the selfless work for the sake of the entire universe.
Hence let us worship the great Lord Surya Bhagavan and be blessed.
“OM SRI SURYA BHAGAVANE NAMAHA”