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Which scriptures or Vedic hymns declare the Sun as the Supreme God (Brahman)?

The following Veda Mantra describes the Divine Sun as the inner soul of all that exists. Chitram devAnAm udagAd anikam chakshur mitrasya varunasya agneh (1), AprA dyAvAprithivi antarikshma (2), ...
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Why is Lord Surya also called Suryanarayana?

The connection between Vishnu and the Sun is described in this chapter of the Shatapatha Brahmana of the Yajur Veda. The gods once accidentally cut off Vishnu's head with his own bow (this is all ...
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Which scriptures describe the chariot of Sun God?

It is described in Srimad Bhagavat Purana. Srimad Bhagavat Purana Canto 5, Chapter 21 describes The movement of Sun and it's Chariot. यस्यैकं चक्रं द्वादशारं षण्नेमि त्रिणाभि संवत्सरात्मकं समा...
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Which Scriptures contain the verse "Arogyam bhaskarad ichcheth"?

There is slightly different version is available in Matsya Purana, Chapter 68. आरोग्यं भास्करादिच्छेद्धनमिच्छेद्धुताशनात्। ईश्वराज्ज्ञानमन्विच्छेन्मोक्षमिच्छेज्जनार्दनात्॥ ४१॥ ārogyaṃ ...
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Why is Surya referred to as Martanda?

Is this story of Surya being born dead and revived later given in any scripture? Yes , apart from Brahma Purana , we find the brief mentioning of Aditya or Sun God being born dead and revived later ...
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How did Samba, Krishna's son, get relieved from Curse of Krishna?

Samba got relieved from Curse of Krishna (disease of Leprosy) by praying to Lord Surya, as per suggestions of Narada. This is mentioned in Bhavishya Purana, Varaha Purana and Samba Purana which are ...
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Which scriptures or Vedic hymns declare the Sun as the Supreme God (Brahman)?

There are several. One is the Mahanarayana Upanishad. A few verses from this Upanishad (Swami Vimalananda translator): 1.2.1 The universe arose from Visvakarman through water, earth, fire, and ...
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What is the mythological significance of ritually giving water to sun after bathing?

Giving water to Sun (Surya) after bathing is known as Arghya and this ritual is known as Sandhyâ Upâsânâ. Devi Bhagavatam, Eleventh Book, Chapter XVI gives the reason for Sandhyopasana as: Thirty ...
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Why is Lord Surya also called Suryanarayana?

Bhagvatam SB 12.11 describes Lord Hari created Sun god through his beginningless material energy and is so indifferent from Lord Hari. And even Sri Narayan is always with him in all twelve months. SB ...
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What is the origin of twelve Surya namaskar mantra?

Sri Swami Satyanada in his book Surya Namaskar - A technique of Solar Visualization says that Sun has different name in each Rashi and these names are chosen for Surya Namaskara Mantras. Sri Swami ...
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What is Ratha Saptami?

Magha sukla Paksha saptami is known as Ratha Saptami & is considered as the most auspicous day to worship Lord Surya.It is also believed that Surya Deva started illuminating the whole world on the ...
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Why did Indra steal a wheel from the chariot of Surya?

Lord Indra aided Kutsa in defeating Shushna, Kuyava, and Dasyus by the help of Lord Surya chariot wheel on a single day. This story is mentioned in Rig veda, Mandala 4, Hymn 16. आ द॑स्यु॒घ्ना मन॑सा या...
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What are the seven rays of the sun?

References to the seven(principal) rays of the Sun are to be found in multiple places including Vayu, Linga, Matsya puranas according to the Vishnu Purana. Here is what the footnotes from Vishnu ...
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What is the story of the Naga Padmanabha dragging the chariot of Surya?

The Nagas take turns harnessing the horses of Surya's chariot. Here is what this chapter of the Vishnu Purana says: Between the extreme northern and southern points the sun has to traverse in a ...
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Why is Surya referred to as Martanda?

Yes, this story is mentioned in the Puranas. Prajapati made Devas, the sons of Aditi the partakers of the share in the sacrifice but Daityas and Danavas harassed Devas due to their enmity. They won ...
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How can Wind, Sun and Fire be living beings?

To understand it better, I am answering after keeping your question limited to the Sun. Sun is called Aditya meaning son of Aditi and Kashyap Rishi. How can a star be born from a living being? The ...
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Who is Suvarchala? Is she wife or daughter of Sun God?

That Suvarchala is the wife of Surya is mentioned in many Puranas. For example,from Markandeya Purana: Brahma gave him the name of Rudra and asked the child not to cry further; but the boy cried ...
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In any of the works of Adi Shankaracharya is it mentioned that any deity apart from Sriman Narayana to be supreme/Saguna Brahman/Ishwara?

Adi Shankara didn't differentiate various forms of Saguna Brahman. He explicitly says that in Prasnottara Ratna Malika. Adi Shankara at many places says Shiva, Vishnu, Amba(Supreme Goddess), Surya as ...
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Is the Purusha Suktam of the Yajurveda dedicated to Lord Aditya(Surya)

No , the Purusha Sukta of Shukla Yajurveda is not fully dedicated to Aditya. We can say that because Surya or Aditya itself is said to be born from the eyes this Purusha in Yajurveda Samhita 31.12 ....
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Who is the mother-in-law of Surya?

Your enquiry is about the wife of Vishwakarma also called as Tvaṣṭā (त्वष्टा). The puranas is giving us the name of wife of Vishwakarma. one prominent and definite among them is Virocanā (विरोचना). ...
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Scripture(s) saying not to look at the sun during his rising and setting time

Yes, the Manu Smriti also says the same: 4.37. Let him never look at the sun, when he sets or rises, is eclipsed or reflected in water, or stands in the middle of the sky and, also the ...
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Who was Chhati Maiya?

The origins of this festival are not clear but it seems to be related to the Surya Upasana that the eldest Pandav Yuddhishthir performed. The Section 3 of the Aranyaka Parva of the Mahabharat mentions ...
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How is the position of Surya and Chandra related to Amavasya and Poornima?

Normally Surya changes it's position by 1 degree per day. As there are 30 degrees in a Rashi hence Surya changes it's Rashi in a month. Change in Surya Rashi also indicates change in Solar Month. In ...
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Which Scriptures contain the verse "Arogyam bhaskarad ichcheth"?

The verse which gives the same meaning occurs in the Padma Purana Srishti Kanda Chapter 34. This is said to Sage Pulastya to Bhishma. But the Sanskrit verse has variation. 327-328 O lord of kings, ...
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What are the name of Hindu months based on Sun-god?

The months related to Sun-god are described in Srimad Bhagvatam, Twelfth canto, chapter 11. All twelve months are related to twelve Adityas as described in Bhagvatam by Sri Sūta Gosvāmī to Śrī Śaunaka....
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Who is Suvarchala? Is she wife or daughter of Sun God?

Sri Desiraju Hanumanta Rao translates the name Suvarchala (or, सुवर्चला, ‘Suvarcalā’) as “wife of the sun” in verse 2.30.30 of the Ramayana. Translation link here. धर्मः तु गज नास ऊरु सद्भिर् आचरितः...
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Who is Suvarchala? Is she wife or daughter of Sun God?

Viṣṇu Purāṇa (1.8) also says Suvarcalā (सुवर्चला) is the wife of Sūrya. एवमुक्तः पुनः सोऽथ सप्तकृत्वो रुरोद वै। ततोऽन्यानि ददौ तस्मै सप्त नामानि वै प्रभुः। स्थानानि चैषामष्टानां पत्नीः पुत्रांश्च ...
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Which scriptures describe the chariot of Sun God?

The Vishnu Purana: There is in Chapter VIII of Book II which is dedicated to the description of the sun and his chariot: The chariot of the sun is nine thousand leagues in length, and the pole is of ...
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Why did Indra steal a wheel from the chariot of Surya?

Your enquiry is about the story of this incidence. Here in the above verse we find the description of Indra taking away one wheel of the Sun's chariot for his friend Kutsa to defeat his enemies. . ...
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Who did Indra receive a prophecy from in a golden ship?

It's a three-headed Gandharva. I found the story described in greater detail in this excerpt from the Jaiminiya Brahmana of the Sama Veda: Fighting for a long time, the gods and the demons achieved ...
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