Abodes of Surya – Suryanaar Koyil

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India’s sun temple Suryanaar Koyil is located near Kumbhakonam in Tamilnadu. This sun temple was constructed by Kulottunga Chola in the 1100s, to aid visiting dignitaries from Kanauj in sun worship.

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Surya by Sri Chinmoy (part 3)

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This article by Sri Chinmoy shares the Hindu teachings on Surya, the sun god, found in the Vedas and Upanishads of India.  Part 3 discusses the famous Gayatri Mantra – a prayer to Surya, the sun god, for spiritual purification and enlightenment.

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Abodes of Surya – Sun Temple Modhera

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The Modhera sun temple, even in its ruined state is a majestic one, bearing testimony to the art of the ancient Chalukyas of Gujarat, India. Modhera is now the site of several dance and cultural festivals. The sun temple and the ambience here provide a majestic backdrop for the exhibition of performing arts.

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Looking Sun in the eyes

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Suryamahayogi Amaranand Ram Ram constantly gazes at the Sun from morning to evening without blinking his eyelids.  He claims to be the only one to be gifted with this divine power from the Sun-god for he had chanted 40 lakh Ram mantras for over six months in the Himalayan valley. 

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Surya by Sri Chinmoy (part 1)

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This article by Sri Chinmoy shares the Hindu teachings on Surya, the Sun god, found in the Vedas and Upanishads of India.  Part 1 shares India’s teachings on Surya, the sun god and the spiritual sun that exists within each person.

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Beliefs & Legends related to Surya

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Ancient spiritual texts in India attribute many powerful healing abilities to Surya, the sun god. This article reveals some of the most popular qualities that Surya, the sun, has to share to people as taught in the legends of India.

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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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