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, the Sun God, occupies the central place amongst the nine planets(navagrahas).His colour is red and his vahan(Vehicle) is a chariot run by seven horses.The Wheat is his symbolic grain, the symbolic Flower is lotus, his Gem is ruby,his Fabric is red clothes,Food is rava, wheat and chakkara pongal.
Surya is the only form of God that can be seen every day.Surya is the real energy and source of life.Surya is also known as Surya-Narayan. Surya, is also respected as one of the eight forms of Lord Shiva .Surya is the lord of excellence and wisdom.God Surya is regarded as an aspect of Shiva and Vishnu by Shaivites and Vaishnavas respectively. According to the scientific fact, the whole universe is based on the process of photosynthesis which takes place due to the presence of Surya (the sun).
It is believed that Surya has been worshipped since ages to receive the kind blessings of almighty God.
Surya is usually remembered for the brilliance and light in one's life. A Namaskar (Joining the Palms) and Offering water pleases him. Surya is believed to be the deity capable of curing sick people.As per the Science,sunlight is a rich source of Vitamin-D.
The Gayatri Mantra and Aditya Hridayam of Sage Agastya,are associated with Surya.Symbol of Surya is regarded as one of the most auspicious and divine signs of the Hindu religion. People place the sign of the Sun on the top of main entrances as they beleive. it would brings them a good fortune.