|Sunrise on Ratha Saptami Morning from my balcony|
Om Adityaya Vidmahe, Divakaraaya Dheemahe, Tanno Suryah Prachodayaath
Sun is the ultimate source of energy for all the living beings on Earth. All living beings derive energy from Sun which they use for various activities in their life.
Sun is considered as Adi Narayana i.e the foremost God. He is known with different names like Diwakara, Suryanarayana, Aruna (though actually Aruna is the 'Ratha Sarathi' i.e the Charioteer of the Ratha i.e the vehicle on which Sun God travels), Aditya, Ravi etc.
Today, the 14th of Feb, 2016, is the Ratha Saptami day. This is an important day for Hindus and Sun God is worshiped on this day. Special poojas are performed in various Hindu temples
Today morning, took the shots of rising Sun at around 7 a.m from the balcony when the doves are having their morning flight in groups and may be prostrating slightly or so to say subtly to their Life Giver (Sun God) on this auspicious day. The weather is a bit cold with chill wind. Anyway it is being enjoyed by the doves and equally by all other creatures.
Reciting Aditya Hrudyam this morning is considered good.
Happy Ratha Saptami !