If you haven’t yet seen it, check out this video of yesterday’s solar flare:

http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-06/video-mornings-massive-solar-explosion

Along with the Gāyatrī Mantra, which brings light into the body (enlightens), there is a group of 12 Sūryā(Sun) mantras, that each invoke an aspect or quality of the Sun. “In light” (ha!, pun intended of course) of yesterday’s flare, thought I’d share the 12 Sun mantras:

OṂ mitrāya namaḥ

OṂ ravaye namaḥ

OṂ sūryāya namaḥ

OṂ bhāṇave namaḥ

OṂ khagāya namaḥ

OṂ pūṣṇe namaḥ

OṂ hiraṇyagarbhāya namaḥ

OṂ marīcaye namaḥ

OṂ ādityāya namaḥ

OṂ savitre namaḥ

OṂ arkāya namaḥ

OṂ bhaskarāya namaḥ

OṂ shrī savitra-sūrya nārayāṇāya namaḥ

I bow down to the revered Lord of all forms of the light of the sun

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