The Samba Purana is one of the Saura Upapuranas and is dedicated to Lord Surya Bagawan. Tells the story of Krishna’s son, Samba, who became a leper after being cursed by Rishi Durvasa and was therefore cured by worshiping the Sun Temple of Konark built by him on the banks of the Chandrabhaga River in Mitravana. Suryashtakam is one of the most powerful Navagraha prayers to Lord Surya Bagawan.
Suryashtakam Lyrics in English:
adideva namastubhyam prasida mama bhaskara |
divakara namastubhyam prabhakara namo:’stute || 1 ||
saptasvarathamarudham pracandam kasyapatmajam |
svetapadmadharam devam tam suryam pranamamyaham || 2 ||
lohitam rathamarudham sarvalokapitamaham |
mahapapaharam devam tam suryam pranamamyaham || 3 ||
traigunyam ca mahasuram brahmavisnumahesvaram |
mahapapaharam devam tam suryam pranamamyaham || 4 ||
brmhitam tejahpunjam ca vayurakasameva ca |
prabhum ca sarvalokanam tam suryam pranamamyaham || 5 ||
bandhukapuspasankasam harakundalabhusitam |
ekacakradharam devam tam suryam pranamamyaham || 6 ||
tam suryam jagatkartaram mahatejahpradipanam |
mahapapaharam devam tam suryam pranamamyaham || 7 ||
tam suryam jagatam natham jnanavijnanamoksadam |
mahapapaharam devam tam suryam pranamamyaham || 8 ||
suryastakam pathennityam grahapidapranasanam |
aputro labhate putram daridro dhanavanbhavet || 9 ||
amisam madhupanam ca yah karoti raverdine |
saptajanma bhavedrogi janmajanma daridrata || 10 ||
stritailamadhumamsani ye tyajanti raverdine |
na vyadhih sokadaridryam suryalokam sa gacchati || 11 ||
Lord Surya Bhagawan Stotram Meaning:
Bhaskara, Adideva (the primordial Lord), bless me! prostration unto thou, O Divakara (The deity responsible for the creation of Day), O Prabhākara(the deity responsible for ushering light unto the world), prostrations unto to thou.
The Sun God (Surya) seated on a chariot drawn by seven horses, the resplendent one, the son of Kasyapa, holding a lotus in the hand, unto Him I prostrate.
Seated on a red chariot, the father of the whole world, the annihilator of deadly sins, unto him I prostrate.
The one who assumes the form of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas, and also the form(s) of Brahma, Visnu and Mahesvara, the great warrior, remover of deadly sins, unto that Sun God, I prostrate.
The Omni-present and luminous Lord of the whole Universe, unto that Sun God, I prostrate.
Suryadeva of red complexion like that of the Bandhuka tree, adorning a garland around His neck, Earrings on his ear, holding the divine discus (chakra) in the shape of time, unto Him, I prostrate.
The supreme ruler of all the worlds, the administrator, of all deadly sins, unto that Sun God I prostrate.
I prostrate the Lord of The world, the bestower of liberation through the effulgent rays of knowledge and the destroyer of great sins.
Through the daily recitation of (this) Suryastakam the problems caused due to graha-piḍa (problems caused by planetary movements) are rent asunder, he without sons will beget progeny, and the poor become abundant with wealth.
He who consumes meat, intoxicating drink(s), on Sunday (the day of the Sun God), will be born plagued with diseases in seven births, and remain pauper through his births, present and future.
He who ceases from the intimate company of women, oil bath, meat, honey on Sunday, will not be affected by miseries caused due to diseases, worries or poverty and shall live happily; at the end, He will depart (directly) to Suryaloka – the abode of Lord Surya.