Thursday, February 6, 2014

388. The Visible God Sun and our gratitude to Him………..

Sun the huge mass of fire is approximately 149,600,000 kilometers from earth and its light takes 8.3 minutes to reach the earth. The inhabitants of this earth plane depend on the Sun’s energy by tapping it in numerous ways. The plants use its energy for photosynthesis, to prepare food. We humans get the invaluable doze of Vitamin D, generate power, bask in the sun to get rid of skin related problems as rays from the Sun has antiseptic properties, Sun rays are used as disinfect our cloths and water. Nature also uses its rays to convert fossil into fuels. Without Sun entire life forms would be affected. We humans lose the life-sustaining vitality and there will be lack of nourishing substances which may eventually lead to the end of creation. This is the reason that Sun has been considered relevant in the cosmos and is revered for its life supporting features.

Since ages the inhabitants of this earth plane have regarded Sun as God. He is called
Surya by Indians, Helios by Greeks, Apollo by Romans, Ra by Egyptians, Utu by Mesopotamians, Mithras by Persians. Call Him whatever; He is the symbol of Power, Glory, Brightness, Life Force, and Vitality to the entire living entity. He is the universally accepted and visible God, but the respect and reverence offered to Him is different in different region and religion.

As far as the Indians are concern we believe that on the seventh day of the Magha masa the chariot of Surya is near to the earth and hence we celebrate it as Ratha Saptami (today is Ratha Saptami). We recite Surya Gayatri Mantra which is as follows:




This Surya Gayatri mantra consists of three parts. In the first line there is the description of the flag on the chariot which has a horse in it and the second line is about the mention of His attribute namely the noose. And in the third is the request by us to Him to bestow us with all the vital energies for our survival.

Tradition says that one has to take bath by keeping leaves of Arka plant (Calotropis Procera) that has many medicinal benefits on the shoulders and head. These leaves can cure skin diseases, strengthens the root of hair and cools the scalp. This plant is symbolical representation as Sun as healer, since it has all the healing qualities as that of Sun rays in it.

Let Sun, the abundance of energy give us all health and vigor..................

1 comment:

  1. This is one of the things which science and philosophy ,both accept.,the energy of india we elevete all energies as Devathas and give respect.equating them to the Supreme.yes, no sun no life.!!!!