1,25,000 chants of Surya mantra & Yagna to pacify malefics of planet Sun and bestow blessings.
Surya is the chief, the solar deity, one of the Adityas, son of Kasyapa and one of his wives Aditi, of Indra. He has hair and arms of gold. His chariot is pulled by seven horses, which represent the seven chakras. He presides as “Ravi” over “Ravi-war” or Sunday.
As per ancient literatures, Surya is notably mentioned as the visible form of God that one can see every day. Furthermore, Shaivites and Vaishnavas often regard Surya as an aspect of Shiva and Vishnu, respectively.
In Vedic astrology Surya is considered a mild malefic on account of his hot, dry nature. Surya represents soul, will-power, fame, the eyes, general vitality, courage, kingship, father, highly placed persons and authority. He is exalted in the sign Mesha(Aries) and is in decline in the sign Tula (Libra). The strongest placement for Surya is directly overhead in the 10th house, and on the angles (the 1st, 4th and 7th houses). Surya is lord of three nakshatras or lunar mansions: Krittika, Uttara Phalguni and Uttara Ashadha. Surya has the following associations: the colors – copper or red, the metals – gold or brass, the gemstone – ruby, the direction – east and the season of summer. The food grain associated with him (one of Nava Dhanyas) is wheat.
Puja service includes: Ganpathi Smaran, Shaanti paath, Invocation of all deities, Nine planets invocation mantra (1 mala of each planet), Surya yantra Puja, 1,25,000 chants of Surya mantra, Surya Havan (including 108 ahutis of Ark wood), Surya shanti donation in temple, Brahmin Bhojan.
Number of Priests: 12