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Suryashtakam: Adi Deva Namastubhyam

Suryashtakam: Adi Deva Namastubhyam



सूर्याष्टकम्   –   आदिदेव   नमस्तुभ्यं

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The Surya Ashtakam (from the Samba Purana) is a prayer in praise of the Sun God, Surya.

The Samba Purana is one of the Saura Upapuranas and is dedicated to Lord Surya. It narrates the story of Krishna’s son Samba who became a leper after being cursed by Rishi Durvasa and was consequently cured by worshiping Surya at the Konark temple constructed by him on the banks of the Chandrabhaga river in Mitravana .

This is one of the most powerful Navagraha prayers to Lord Surya.

आदिदेव नमस्तुभ्यं प्रसीद मम भास्कर 
दिवाकर नमस्तुभ्यं प्रभाकर नमोऽस्तु ते ॥१॥

Aadi-Deva Namastubhyam Prasiida Mama Bhaaskara |
Divaakara Namastubhyam Prabhaakara Namostu Te ||1||

My salutations to you, O Primordial Lord, the creator of Day,
Who is responsible for ushering light unto the world,
My salutations to you, please be gracious to me.

सप्ताश्वरथमारूढं प्रचण्डं कश्यपात्मजम् 
श्वेतपद्मधरं देवं तं सूर्यं प्रणमाम्यहम् ॥२॥

Sapta Ashva Ratham Aaruuddham Pracannddam Kashyapa atmajam |
Shveta-Padma-Dharam Devam Tam Suuryam Prannamaamy Aham ||2||

The One Who is seated on a chariot driven by seven horses,
The magnificent son of Sage Kashyap, the one who holds a White Lotus in your hand
My salutations to you O Sun God.

लोहितं रथमारूढं सर्वलोकपितामहम् 
महापापहरं देवं तं सूर्यं प्रणमाम्यहम् ॥३॥

Lohitam Ratham-Aaruuddham Sarva-Loka-Pitaamaham |
Mahaa-Paapa-Haram Devam Tam Suuryam Prannamaamy Aham ||3||

Reddish in colour and seated on a chariot, You are the father of the whole world,
Remover of great sins from our minds, My salutations to you O Sun God.

त्रैगुण्यं  महाशूरं ब्रह्मविष्णुमहेश्वरम् 
महापापहरं देवं तं सूर्यं प्रणमाम्यहम् ॥४॥

Trai-Gunnyam Ca Mahaa-Shuuram Brahma-Vissnnu-Maheshvaram |
Mahaa-Paapa-Haram Devam Tam Suuryam Prannamaamy Aham ||4||

The One who has the three qualities of three Gunas of Brahma (Creation), Vishnu (Sustenance) and Maheshwara (Dissolution)
Remover of great sins from our minds, My salutations to you O Sun God.

बृंहितं तेजःपुञ्जं  वायुमाकाशमेव  
प्रभुं  सर्वलोकानां तं सूर्यं प्रणमाम्यहम् ॥५॥

Brmhitam Tejah-Pun.jam Ca Vaayum-Aakaashameva Ca |
Prabhum Ca Sarva-Lokaanaam Tam Suuryam Prannamaamy Aham ||5|

You are the massive mass of fiery energy that pervades everywhere like Vayu (air) and Akasha (sky)
Lord of the Universe, My salutations to you O Sun God.

बन्धुकपुष्पसङ्काशं हारकुण्डलभूषितम् 
एकचक्रधरं देवं तं सूर्यं प्रणमाम्यहम् ॥६॥

Bandhuka-Pusspa-Sangkaasham Haara-Kunnddala-Bhuussitam |
Eka-Cakra-Dharam Devam Tam Suuryam Prannamaamy Aham ||6||

Beautiful like the red Hibiscus flower, adorned with garland around his neck and earrings on his ears
The Deva who holds a chakra in one hand, My salutations to you O Sun God.

तं सूर्यं जगत्कर्तारं महातेजः प्रदीपनम् 
महापापहरं देवं तं सूर्यं प्रणमाम्यहम् ॥७॥

Tam Suuryam Jagat-Kartaaram Mahaa-Tejah Pradiipanam |
Mahaa-Paapa-Haram Devam Tam Suuryam Prannamaamy Aham ||7||

The Supreme Ruler of all Worlds, You enliven others with great energy
Remover of great sins from our minds, My salutations to you O Sun God.

तं सूर्यं जगतां नाथं ज्ञानविज्ञानमोक्षदम् 
महापापहरं देवं तं सूर्यं प्रणमाम्यहम् ॥८॥

Tam Suuryam Jagataam Naatham Jnyaana Vijnyaana Mokssadam |
Mahaa-Paapa-Haram Devam Tam Suuryam Prannamaamy Aham ||8||

Bestower of liberation through understanding and knowledge, You are the Lord of the World,
Remover of great sins from our minds, My salutations to you O Sun God.

~ Artist: Ravindra Sathe and Sadhana Sargam, from the album, Morning Mantras

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