The Surya Pooja



Soorya sloka:

Javaa Kusuma Sankaasham Kashyapeyam Maha Dhyutim
Tamorim Sarva Paapghnam Pranato-smi Divakaram
Surya Beja mantra: Om hram hrim hraum sah suryaya namah.

SURYA POOJA:

Aadhyarudham rathendram Vasudala sahite vrutta shatkona madhye
Bhaswatam Bhaskarantam Subhadamasi gada shanka chakrabja yugmam
Vedakaram Trimurtim Trividhanayagunam Viswarupam puranam.
Hram Hreem Hroomkara rupaam Suranutamanisham bhavayet dhrutsyaroje.
Adityam dhyayami, Avahayami, Aditya namah Asanam samarpayami, Padyam samarpayami, Arghyam samarpayami, Achamaneeyam samarpayami, Madhuparkam samarpayami, Snanam samarpayami, Achamaneeyam samarpayami, Vastralamkaram samarpayami, Yagyopaveetam samarpayami, Gandham dharayami.
Om Mitraya namah
Om Ravaye namah
Om Suryaya namah
Om Bhanave namah
Om Khagaya namah
Om Pushne namah
Om Hiranyagarbhaya namah
Om Marichaye namah
Om Adityaya namah
Om Savitre namah
Om Arkaya namah
Om Bhaskaraya namah

Om Adityaya namah nanavidha parimala patra pushpani samarpayami.
Om Adityaya namah Adityayam shree padukam poojayami tarpayami namah(3 times).

Adityaya namah Dhupam agrapayami, Deepam darsayami, Nivedyam samarpayami, madhye madhye paneeyam,
Uttaraposhanam, Hastaprkshalanam, Padaprakshalanam, Achamaneeyam, Tambulamcha samarpayami.
Karpooraneerajanam darshayami.
Om Bhaskaraya Vidmahe Mahadyutikaraya dheemahee tanno Aditya prachodayat.
Adityaya namah mantrapushpam samarpayami.
Pradikshana namaskaram samarpayami.
Samasta rajopachara, devopacharan samarpayami.
Anaya poojaya bhagavan sarvadevatmaka aditya supreeta suprasanno varado bhavatu.

Once when Lord Surya was offering prayers to Lord Shiva, he committed a Serious Mistake which ultimately resulted in him loosing all his strength. On the advice of the Devas, Indra and sage Naradha, he came to Thiruramesharam and offered prayers to Lord Shiva and got back his strength. So every year on the day he offered prayers only in the month of Masi (Feb) from 22nd to 27th one can have the Most Beautiful Darshan of the Linga being bathed in the radiance of the Sun. When the rays of the Sun fall on the Linga, it is called as Bhaskara Pooja or Surya pooja.

In this temple, one can witness a most wonderful scene as when the Sun is in the east, one's shadow also falls on the same side.

Note :

Sree Ramanatha Swamy Temple, which is situated in Thirurameshwaram ( in Thiruvarur District in Tamil Nadu ) is the first Siva temple in South India. In the Shiva temple at Rameshwaram the Shivalingam was established by Sree Rama while in Thirurameshwaram the Shivalingam is a self-existent one. In Rameshwaram the famous 21 sacred bathing Ghats are found separately while in Thirurameshwaram the speciality is that all the sacred bathing Ghats confluence in the Thirukulam.


courtesy: KM emailed on 11.07.2007

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