Sun exists in our body
and there is a sun outside
The energy of sun within us and outside, are the ultimate energy
The remaining 8 planets derive their energy from the Sun
So anyone who worships Sun with devotion,
can increase the energy levels of their internal Sun
The internal sun located in our forehead, derives its energy from the external Sun,everytime we look at it
The other parts of our body are controlled by other planets
Like the mind is controlled by Chandran(Moon),
heart by Sevvai(Mars) etc
All the 9 planets exist within our body
Worshipping sun will lead to clarity of thoughts
There will be no confusion or tension or fear in our mind
Surya grants you enlightenment on this earth,
blesses with good physical health,
and he can make you an honourable person
During his exile in the forest, Lord Rama was feeling depressed
Sage Agastya advises him,"Sun is the ultimate energy.Worshipping Sun would free you from stress & turmoil"
Sage Agastya teaches Lord Rama "Aditya Hrudayam"(Hymn worshipping Sun)
Sage Agastya did so because,he was an incarnation of Sun God
As I have mentioned earlier the 9 planets represent 9 Siddhas
They are called "Navanadha Siddhargal"(Tamil)
Sage Agastya represents Sun among them
Lord Rama came out of depression and felt energised, after Sage Agastya taught him 'Aditya Hrudayam'
This is the basic story on why Lord Rama was taught "Aditya Hrudayam" mantra by Sage Agastya
Emperor Akbar founded a religion called 'Din-ilahi', to reconcile the differences that divided his subjects
Din-ilahi preaches worship of Sun
Akbar was the emperor during the golden era of Mughal Empire
There were golden eras for each Empire,like the Mauryas who once ruled India
Akbar would worship Sun from his terrace everyday
Because of this he was blessed with opportunities to earn name and fame
Even in his prayers he placed Lord Surya in the first place
People of Zoroastrian faith also primarily worship Sun
Anyone who worships Surya, receive his blessings in many ways
If sun does not exist there will be no light or heat on this earth.
In places like Seattle or Canada, there will be hardly any sunlight
People there become mentally ill
Vitamin-D is available in sunlight
Wherever there is limited sunlight,people tend to become depressed
They will have suicidal tendencies
Seattle tops the list with maximum number of suicides in the USA
Because, it has very low sunlight
Sunlight is an essential need for our body
Some of the girls from our colony had health issues
Doctor's diagnosis suggested Vitamin-D deficiency in their body
They were prescribed to stand under the sunlight for sometime daily
Coronavirus has spread all over world currently
Anyone who is affected by this virus should stand under the sunlight for some duration
That will help them to get healed faster
Vitamin-D from sunlight will help them to get healed faster
Without sun, there can be no photosynthesis or light or warmth on this earth
Photosynthesis in plants is impossible without Sun
Evaporation, Condensation & Precipitation cycle that causes rains will fail without the warmth of the sun
Meaning: the world cannot function without rains
Sun is the driving force behind rains
Sun is responsible for formation of rain clouds by evaporating water bodies on earth
All the activities on earth begin with sun rise
Now all of you would go to sleep
You would wake up the moment you feel the sunlight in the morning
Sun does not announce its arrival using a microphone to wake you up
The arrival of sun automatically brings light and warmth
All who were sleeping, would wake up
Birds and animals would start moving around
Water bodies would evaporate leading to rain forming clouds
All the farmlands would flourish
All the activities revolve around the sun
That is the reason we worship Sun during the Pongal festival,who is responsible for the growth of crops we consume
Among the 9 planets Sun is worshipped primarily or predominantly due to these reasons
Kalaignar Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi advises him,
"If you are not involved in physical activities remaining seated in the wheelchair all the time, you may become obese leading to many health issues"
There was an institution named,"Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram" near Royapettah
Its founder was an Iyengar
He has been teaching Yoga that he learnt from a Mahaan when he visited North India in that institution
I think he is still alive
Kanimozhi brought him home to help her father learn Yoga
Krishnamachari tells Kalaignar,
"We pray to Sun or our favourite God before starting our activities"
"If you find it embarrassing since you are non-believer you may pray to your leaders like Anna or Periyar"
"You have to pray to someone,you may pray to them"
Kalaignar tells him,"I will also pray to Sun"
When the Yoga teacher questions him on how worshipping Sun would suit his personality,Kalaignar tells him,
"I love the Tamil language"
"Ilango Adigal has written Silapathikaram, beginning with prayers to the Sun"
"So even I would say the prayers to the Sun mentioned in Silapathikaram, before practicing Yoga"
"This way I would have worshipped Sun and Tamil together"
Kalaignar then told Krishnamachari,
"The man who first campaigned for recognition of Tamil as Semmozhi(Classic language) was called Parithimar Kalaignan"
"His actual name was Suryanarayana Sastriar"
"Parithi" means Surya(Sun)
"Mal" means Lord Narayana
"Sastriar" means Kalaignan(Artist)
So "Suryanarayana Sastriar" = "Parithimar Kalaignan"
"Hence I am a Sastri as well",said Kalaignar
"So I can be called Karunanidhi Sastrigal as Kalaignar means Sastri.",
Thus Sun is glorious
Silapathikaram begins with prayers to the Sun