Lord Surya is the only Lord of the creation that can be seen by all. Sunday is said to be the day of the Sun-God and offering prayers on this day has its own significance. A copper tumbler, red sandalwood , red flowers , rice grains are needed when making offerings to the Sun god. One should make these offerings with a happy and devoted heart.
The offerings should be made thrice and then one should bow down to him and earn the benevolence of the Sun-God who shall rid his devotees of all obstacles and grant them health, wealth , prosperity , children , friends , fame and fortune.
To beget the benevolence of the Sun-god ,a devotee should wake up before sun-rise and after having completed the morning chores ,should offer and worship the Sun-God [the rising Sun.].The Sun-god is said to be the one with the brightest aura and glow – hence worshipping the Sun-god, blesses the devotee with these benefits.
Cardiac patients are advised to worship the Sun-god they should recite the “Aditya Hriday Strota” – this pleases the Sun-god and he offers a long, disease free life to his devotees.
To beget the benevolence of the Sun-god, on every Sunday and especially on a Sunday falling in the brighter fortnight, a devotee should immerse jaggery and rice in a river /flowing water. Immersing brass coins, in flowing water, also begets the Sun-God’s benevolence. Have sweet meats /meals on a Sunday and also encourage the other members of the family to partake sweet meals on Sunday. Always remember to offer jaggery to the Sun-God on a Sunday.
An individual with an exalted Sun shall gain favors from the government and government officials. An exalted Sun is important for begetting name and fame in the society.
It should always be remembered that the prescribed time for worshipping the Sun is always in the morning –during Sun-rise .Reciting the ‘Aditya Hridaya Strota’, regularly and not consuming Oil or Salt and having a single meal on a Sunday , all compliment the worshiping of the Sun.
For fulfilling ones heart-felt desires, one should chant the following mantra;
"OM HREEM HREEM SURYAYE SAHATRAKIRNRAYE MANOVANCHIT FALAM DEHI DEHI SWAHAA.”
Recite the mantras dedicated to the Sun god with full devotion.
“OM GRIHNI SURYAYE NAMAH"
"OM HRAM HREEM HROM SA SURYAYE NAMAH"
"OM HREEM GREHNI SURYA ADITYA SHREE OM"
"OM ADITYAYE VIDYAHE MARTANDAAY DHIMAHI TANN SURYA PRACHODAYAAT"
"OM GRIHNI SURYAE ADITYE , OM HREEM HREEM SURYAYE SAHASTRKIRANRAY MANOVANCHIT FALAM DEHI DEHI SWAHA"
"OM AEHI SURYA SAHASTRANSHO TEJO RASHAY JAGATPATAY ANUKAMPYEMA BHAKTAYA GRAHHANDHARYE DIWAKERA"
"OM HREEM GRAHNI SURYA ADITYA KLEEM OM"
"OM HREEM HREEM SURYAE NAMAH”