Sūrya-Bīja-Sahita-Mantra : Meaning, Benefits And The Best Practice To Recite Sūrya-Bīja-Sahita-Mantra By Dr Kausthub Desikachar

oṁ hrāṁ hrīṁ hrauṁ saḥ sūryāya namaḥ

||ॐ ह्रां ह्रीं ह्रौं सः सूर्याय नमः ||


Can you envision living on earth without sunlight? Planet earth needs the blessings of Surya Deva for all living beings to sustain and prosper. In this article, Dr Kausthub Desikachar discusses Sūrya-Bīja-Sahita-Mantra: Meaning, Benefits And The Best Practice To Recite Sūrya-Bīja-Sahita-Mantra.


Importance Of The Sun

Dr Kausthub Desikachar says Lord Surya is considered the God of the Sun in Hindusim. The name Surya truly means “bright, shine, light” and is applied for the “Sun” in Sanskrit, Hindi, and other Indian languages. Surya deva is regarded as the creator of the universe and the supreme soul who brings all light and warmth to the world by travelling across the sky each day in his golden chariot pulled by seven horses, depicting the seven colours of visible light and seven days in a week.

According to Hindu mythology, the Sun is the main deity of the navagrahas or the nine planets who bless us with strength, intelligence, and health. In the Hindu Vedas, the Sun has been described as the soul of the world. 


Meaning Of Sūrya-Bīja-Sahita-Mantra

I surrender to the exalted Sun God for his divinity and grace.

Benefits Of Chanting Sūrya-Bīja-Sahita-Mantra

Sūrya-Bīja-Sahita-Mantra is one of the Sūrya mantra-s along with the seed syllables (bījākṣara-s), and the benefits of reciting are as follows:

  1.  Connects you with Lord Surya, who grants you sustained presence by fortifying your body.
  2.  Opens the barriers of the mind and body to hold power and the strength of the Sun.
  3.  Enhances your well-being.
  4.  Helps you in alleviating many diseases and restores your health.
  5.  Rewards you with enlightenment and intelligence for achieving victory.
  6.  Infuses positivity and eliminates negativity from the mind.
  7.  Develops the traits of patience and fearlessness to stay calm and strong.

Best Method And Time To Chant Sūrya-Bīja-Sahita-Mantra

According to Hindu manuscripts, Sunday is considered the day of Sun God. This day is dedicated to Suryadev. It is believed that worshipping Surya deva facing the east, starting on a Sunday in the auspicious period of Brahma muhurta (meaning the “creator’s hour”; the morning hours between 3.30 a.m. and 5.30 a.m.), is the best time for spiritual practices.


  1.  Rise up in the Brahma muhurta and have a bath.
  2.  Fill water, red sandal, kumkum, and red flowers on a copper utensil.
  3.  Place the utensil in equal height to your forehead with the help of both your hands, facing the east, and recite the Sūrya-Bīja-Sahita-Mantra 12 times.
  4.  Now, offer the water to Surya deva by letting the water fall back on the river or the plants. 


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Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Dr. Kausthub Desikachar is the successor and current lineage holder of the classical Viniyoga tradition of T Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikachar. He is an acclaimed yoga teacher, yoga therapist, healer and spiritual adviser. He is also an avid photographer, inspirational writer and poet.

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