Surya - The Sun God

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Mark Cartwright
by TheGodsOfIndia
published on 23 June 2016
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Surya is the chief solar deity in Hinduism, one of the Adityas. The term Surya also refers to the Sun, in general. Surya has hair and arms of gold.
In Hindu religious literature, Surya is notably mentioned as the visible form of God that one can see every day. A well-known Hindu mode of worship of the devotional movements of Surya is done at the rising of the Sun, known as Sūrya namaskāra (sun salutation). Ten yogic postures are assumed in successive flowing movements to complete one namaskar. Watch the full video to know more.

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