Sun God - Tattoo Design & Meaning


Sun God - Surya Deva


Part of the NavaGrahas - 9 celestials - Ravi, Sun or Surya is a royal planet and the king in astrology. It represents the soul, will power, father, paternal relations, the king or the high officials. It is hot and angry, colour is red, metal is gold and gem is ruby. Sun represents the eastern direction. The Sun stays in each Sign for one month and takes one year to complete the round of the Zodiac. Its motion is quite fixed and a lot of Indian festivals are as per the Sun's entry into the various Signs. For example, on January 14, it enters Makara and this day is celebrated as Makara Sankranti. On April 13th/14th, it enters Mesha and this day is celebrated as Baisakhi. The change in seasons is also linked to the Sun's entry into various Signs and Nakshatra (constellations). Sun is the Pitra karaka or the planet connected with father

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Affiliation

Deva, Navagraha, Adityas

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Abode

Suryaloka

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Planet

Sun

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Mantra

"Om Mitraya Namaha,

 Om Ravaye Namah,

 Om Suryaya Namaha,

 Om Bhanave Namaha,

 Om Khagaya Namah,

 Om Punshne Namaha,

 Om Hiranya Garbhaya Namaha,

 Om Marichaye Namaha,

 Om Adityaya Namaha,

 Om Savitre Namaha,

 Om Arkaya Namaha,

 Om Bhaskaraya Namaha

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Weapon

Wand

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Day

Sunday

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Mount

Chariot drawn by seven horses

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Charioteer: Aruṇa

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Consort

Chhaya, Saranyu/Sandhya and Ratri

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Children

Shraddhadeva Manu, Yama, Yamuna, Shani, Tapati, Bhadra, Karna, Sugriv,Suwarchala

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Parents

* Kashyapa (father)

* Aditi (mother)

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Greek equivalent

Helios

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Roman equivalent

Apollo / Sol

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