Jul 8, 2017

Surya Namaskaram - Salutation to the Sun (One and only true manifestation of God)

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

3:30 am in the morning till the first rays of Sun are not yet visible, otherwise called Brahma Mahurtam, get up wash your self, you can brush your teeth but see you don't swallow any water, don't drink or eat anything and only in your loin cloths and a copper kalasham with clean fresh water, face towards east from where the Sun rises in that season and  do the following steps slowly with devotion and faith.

Surya Namaskaram is performed by hundreds of young and old men in Kanya kumari (Kerala India) standing in chest deep ocean water in any season where three oceans meet, it is a treat to watch and it is one of the oldest way of appeasing the one and only true manifestation of God.

Let the water flow slowly out of the kalasham like you are offering it to the Sun,

आचम्य प्राणमयम !! विष्णुर्विष्णुर्विष्णुः !!

अद्यापुर्वोच्चरित रवंगुणविशेषणा  विशिष्टायां शुभपुण्यतीर्थेा 

(This is oath)

मम  शरीरे  आरोग्यता प्राप्त्यर्थे श्रीसवितासूर्यनारायण 

प्राप्त्यर्थ (संख्या ) सूर्यनमस्कारान  करीष्ये  !!

(This is the purpose)

(Sip water from base of your palm, pour water in to your palm from the copper kalasham)

ध्येयः सदासवितृ  मंडल मध्यवर्ती 

नारायणः  सरसिजासनसन्निविष्ट  !!


केयूरवान  मकर  कुंडलवान किरीटी 

हरी  हिरण्यमयवरपुघृर्त शंखचक्र !!


While chanting twelve names of Surya perform the 12 yog mudras or asana.

ॐ मित्राय नमः।  (Mitra - Friend)

1) Pranam Asana - Anahata Chakra - Inhale. 

ॐ रवये नमः।  (Ravi  -  The one who Roars)

2) Urddhva - Hasta Asana - Vishuddha Chakra  - Kumbhaka,

ॐ सूर्याय नमः। (Surya - The brilliant one)

3) Hasta Pad Asana - Swadhisthana Chakra - Exhale,

ॐ भानवे नमः।  (Bhanu - The bright one)

4) Parvat Asana - Agnya Chakra - Rechaka, 

ॐ खगाय नमः।  (Khagaya - The one who moves in the sky)

5) Ardha Bhujang Asana (Left Leg)- Visuhddha Chakra - Inhale.

ॐ पूष्णे नमः। (Pushne - The one who nourishes)

6) Bhujang Asana - Manipura Chakra - Kumbhaka,

ॐ हिरण्यगर्भाय नमः।  (Hiranyagharbhaya - The golden source of the universe)

7) Shastang Namaskara Asana - Swadhistana Chakra - Exhale,

ॐ मरीचये नमः। (Marichye - The lord of the dawn)

8) Bhujang Asana -Manipura Chakra - Rechaka,

ॐ आदित्याय नमः।  (Aditya - Son of Aditi )

9) Ardh Bhujang Asana (Right Leg)  -  Visuhddha Chakra  - Inhale.

ॐ सवित्रे नमः।  (Savitra - The arouser)

10) Parvat Asana - Agnya Chakra  - Kumbhaka,

ॐ अर्काय नमः।  (Arkaya - The one who is fit to be praised)

11) Hasta Pad Asana - Swadhisthana Chakra - Exhale,

ॐ भास्कराय नमः। (Bhaskar - The enlightening one)

12) Urddhva - Hasta Asana - Anahata Chakra - Rechaka, 

ॐ  श्री सवितृ सूर्य नारायणाय नमः

Back to Pranam Asana - Agnya Chakra -  Inhale. 

Note: There are many small small variations in each Asana so don't bother much about them.

(Note: Pranayama has four steps)

1) Inhale

2) Kumbhaka (Full stomach with air) 
3) Exhale
4) Rechaka (Empty Stomach no inhaling or exhaling, each step is at least for few seconds, and always Inhaling should be the longer, and Kumbhakam and Rechaka should be equal.)

Gayatri Mantra is also a great Mantra to be included while doing Surya Namaskaram.

Kalasham - Is a small round copper pot.


Resume the offering of the water from the kalasham, still facing east.

अदितस्य नमस्कारान ये  कुर्वंती  दिने दिने 

जन्मांतरसहस्त्रेषु  दारिद्रयं  दोष  नाशते !!

(Explanation as to why and what happens If you do this every day)

नामोधर्मविधानाय  नमस्ते कृतसाक्षिणे 

नमः  प्रत्यक्षदेवाय  भास्कराय नमोनमः !!


अनेन सूर्यनमस्काराख्येन  कर्मणा भगवान् 

श्रीसविता  सूर्यनारायणः प्रीयतां  न  मम्  !!

(Trying to be one with the god)

Sip water from base of your palm, pour water into your palm from the copper kalasham.

अकाल  मृत्यु  हरणं  सर्व  व्याधी  विनाशनं 

सूर्य पादोदकं तीर्थं  जठरे  धारयाम्यहं !! 

(Positive effects there from the Surya Namaskaram)

योगेन  चित्तस्य  पदेन  वाचा  मलं  शरीरस्य च  वैधकेन

योपाकरोत्तं प्रवरं  मुनीनां  पतंजलि प्राजलिरानतोअस्मि  !!  

(Positive effects there from the Surya Namaskaram)

(Note: I did not give transliteration of Sanskrit Mantras because it is better to learn it the way it should be chanted, like there are no English equivalents of the words Aum, Karma and Punya, even there are no equivalents to these Mantras in any other language so learn Sanskrit and chant the Mantras as they should be.

I have to post the Asanas to get a clear idea of each and every Asana.

The Sun is responsible for all the life on Earth and it controls your Prana (life force that regulates your Heart, Lungs and Liver functions)

For a physicist it is just a ball of nuclear fusion, or even part of the field, but they have yet to discover all the visible and invisible rays that emanate from the Sun.
For a Chemist it is a ball of chemical reaction which is in a loop, Hydrogen to Helium,
For a Biologist - we have yet to reach there or all animals wake up when the Sun rises. :-) 
For an Astronomer it is a Star.
For an Astrologer it is a Planet a Luminary, which denotes power, authority, government, 

For a Spiritualist- It is the one and only true manifestation of God and responsible for everything on this Earth even it regulates how Earth should move forward in its path.

For a priest (Hindu) It is the Sun God who rises in three worlds Hell, Earth and Heavens and he is a male god, son of Aditi, Saturn is his son.

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

Sianala, Montreal, 08 July 2017

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