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Abodes of Surya – Konark Sun Temple

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The Konark Sun temple is probably the best and most majestic specimen of temple art in Orissa, India, despite its ruined state. The Konark sun temple attracts thousands of visitor every year because of it’s magnificent architecture and historical significance.

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History of Sun Temple at Konark, Orissa

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This professional YouTube video shares the significant history and amazing artwork of the Sun Temple at Konark in Orissa, India. This Sun Temple took 12 hundred artisans and architects 12 years to construct. Learn also about the curative powers of Suyra, the Hindu Sun god, and the legend of Samba, son of Lord Krishna, who was cured of leprosy by worshiping the sun.

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Here Comes the Sun: Surya Namaskar (2 of 2)

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That most familiar of asana sequences, Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) is as rich in symbolic and mythic overtones as it is in physical benefits. Part 2 of this article in Yoga Journal magazine teaches the asana sequence of Surya Namaskar and offers tips to deepen your yoga experience.

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Abodes of Surya – Surya Pahar

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The Surya Pahar temple is situated amongst several archaeological remains in Goalpara in Assam, India. This temple is an ancient center of sun worship that is literally an art gallery of Indian sculpture.

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Surya Ayurveda: The Healing Science of the Sun

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The healing science of the Sun is one of the oldest sciences and medicines on this planet. This article teaches Surya Ayurveda – the healing science of the Sun. Read quotes from India’s oldest spiritual, health, medicine and religious books: the Vedas and learn how you can use the Sun (Surya) for your healing.

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Surya Savitri, Creator and Increaser by Sri Aurobindo

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Sri Aurbindo teaches the significance of Surya Savirti – the Sun God – in his book The Secret of the Veda.  Verse 81 of the Rig Veda teaches that Surya is the seer, the revealer.  Surya enlightens the mind and the thoughts with the illuminations of the Truth.

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Legends related to Surya

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Surya is the India god of the sun. Surya is often considered the highest god in the Vedas and the most important god to worship. This article summaries some of the stories and legends of Surya, the great Indian god of the sun.

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Seeing Beyond the Sun by Swami Nirmalananda Giri (part 1)

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This commentary on the Isha Upanishad by Swami Nirmalananda Giri discusses the significant of the sun in spiritual practice. The outer material aspects of the sun and the inner metaphysical aspects of the sun are discussed in detail. Part 1 discusses the six characteristics of the “golden orb” of the sun: physcial sunlight and it’s affects on the human body and pineal gland; sunlight prana; consciousness; mind; and atman or spiritual Self; and the evolutionary urge.

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The Yogic Aspect of the Sun Salutation

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The Surya Namaskar is considered to be the complete embodiment of Hathayoga, Mantra Yog and Bhakti yoga. It is a complete exercise for the culturing of both mind and body. In just twelve steps asana, pranayama, shuddhi kriya, bandha and mudra are completely included along with prayerful devotion.  Learn how this simple yoga practice has been proven to be one of the world’s most complete exercises.

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Life Positive: Sun Yogi of India

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The incredible story of a man who has overcome the need to take food or water by absorbing energy directly from the sun through a system that he is now teaching. Learn about the Sun Yogi Umashanka in this Life Positive magazine story.

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Feasting on Sunshine by Dr. Mercola

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Dr. Mercola, owner of the largest alternative health website online, posted a comprehensive article on Sun Gazing on January 8, 2009.  This article includes Dr. Mercola’s own thoughts, the pratice and process of Sun Gazing, Hira Ratan Manek, the pineal gland, skeptics’ opinions, and research findings.

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Rabindranath Tagore’s philosophy inspired by the Sun

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The great sage of India Rabindranath Tagore lived up to his name – Rabi means the Sun.  Read how Rabindranath Tagors carried the message of the Sun in his songs, poems, and books.

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Abodes of Surya – Sun Worship in India

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India has one of the world’s earliest records of sun worship. This article reveals some the sun temples that exist in India. These temples were once the centers of spiritual worship and now function largely as tourist centers and historic landmarks.

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Suryayog the Panacea

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“The human body is not mere flesh and bones but also has electromagnetic dust, where rays from the Sun (Surya) can cause positive vibrations to balance the body, mind and spirit naturally. [The] human body is a gigantic Atomic Reactor and a moving Power House. Brain is the Generator and heart is the Transmitter”.

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Awakening to the Sun: The Gayatri Mantra

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The Gayatri Mantra is considered to be the holiest verse of the Vedas. It describes the bhargah (the solar spirit), who is the essence of Savitri (the solar being), who is yet the inner identity of Surya (the sun). The Gayatri Mantra as a prayer is a petition to the infinite light of pure consciousness. This article by Yoga + Joyful Living magazine clearly explains the meaning and significance of the Gayatri Mantra.

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Course After Death by Swami Krishnananda

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Swami Krishnananda’s discourse on The Chhandogya Upanishad teaches about the journey of the soul after the death of the body. Ancient seers of India taught that the soul journeys to the sun after death. A properly evolved soul would be allowed passage through the sun and into higher spiritual realms. Teachings on prana, nadis, nerves, and kundalini are included in this discourse.

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Suryayog helps one find solutions within oneself

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Surya Swami gives this interview to The Times of India on June 6, 2003.  Surya Swami teaches Suryayog a yoga practice that includes gazing at the sun with naked eye, chanting mantras, deep breathing, a few yogic postures and bowing to Nature.

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Swami Surya perspective on life, death, and the Soul

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Suryayog is for penetrating darkness of gross materialism to find the enlightened domain of inner self. The healing powers of the Sun’s rays and love-energy bring about balance and harmony of body, mind and soul.

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Open Your Heart, Let in the Light of the Sun

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This article by The Times of India shares the connection between the Love and the Sun, as taught in India’s greatest spiritual texts.  Connection are made in the teachings of Jesus, Tagore, and the Torah.

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Here Comes the Sun: Surya Namaskar (1 of 2)

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That most familiar of asana sequences, Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) is as rich in symbolic and mythic overtones as it is in physical benefits. Part 1 of this article in Yoga Journal magazine shares the History and Practice of Surya Namaskar.

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Surya the Healer And Energiser

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This article published by The Times of India writes of the spiritual power of the Sun (Surya) and the pracitce of Suryayog.  Suryayog is a dynamic spiritual yoga which brings us in tune with nature and the inner self. We are drawn towards eternal light, from the human to the Supreme. Read the rest of this entry »

What is Sunlightenment?

This website is dedicated to the free discemination of information on the healing powers of the Sun and the spiritual practices of Sun Gazing and Surya (Sun) Yoga. All information is given in the spirit of the Sun, whom shares its Light and Love without restriction. May all of humanity benefit from the enlightening energy of the Sun and the wisdom of all beings who share in this service of Sun Yoga.


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