Ever since I started my early morning walk in India several years ago, I have been an ardent devotee/follower of an important element of Nature – Fire represented by the Sun (Aditya or Soorya as we call it). Reciting the famous Sanskrit Verses (Aditya Hrudayam) and taking photos of the Sun using my iPhone is my near daily routine.
Here is an important verse from the Sloka.
आदित्यहृदयं पुण्यं सर्वशत्रुविनाशनम् ।
जयावहं जपेन्नित्यमक्षय्यं परमं शिवम् ॥४॥
Aaditya-Hrdayam Punnyam Sarva-Shatru-Vinaashanam |
Jaya-[A]avaham Japen-Nityam-Akssayyam Paramam Shivam ||4||
Aditya – Sun
Hridayam – heart
PuNyam – sacred
Sarva – all
Shatru – enemies
Vinashanam – destruction
jaya = victory
Avaham = giving, bestowing, producing, bringing forth
japa: = chanting prayers [japet = should chant/recite]
nityam = daily/forever/always
akshayyam = eternal
paramam = highest, greatest [superlative]
shivam = prosperity, well-being, happiness, blessed
Over the years that we have been traveling to the USA, this is the first time that we have visited during the Spring/Summer. Needless to say that this was a “Sun” given opportunity to interact with Him and listen to His language of expression. During my travel across in Pennsylvania and Newyork States this Spring, He was kind enough to provide me ample opportunities for interactions.
Springing Eastern Sun (PANY 2019 – depicting photos from PA & NY) is the gist of my interactions with Sun.
I deem it as His Blessings.
Music Courtesy: Flute by the Carnatic Legend Dr N. Ramani in Raga Sivaranjani.