Sun is the source of energy for the entire universe.
In Vedic Astrology, Sun is considered as the significator of Body, Health, Eyes, Social Status, Father, Political Career, Ancestral Properties, Influencial Family Name and Profession.
That is why Surya Arghya offering at sunrise was given importance.
Whenever SUN goes weak in one’s horoscope or during transit, these issues will be effected considerably.
Due to its immense power to rejuvenate life on earth, SUN is considered as GOD in Hinduism and few other religions.
Even temples like Konark Sun temple in Odisha, Surya Narayana temple in Andhra Pradesh are built for SUN.
Offering water to the SUN god is practiced during sunrise time and during this process, spectrum of sun-rays refract through the water impacting us positively from head to toe. As a result we automatically gain through the ‘water therapy of sun-rays.’
This process helps us miraculously in the intellectual upliftment of the individual and it also reflects enhancement of his acumen in decision making, in eye-sight, digestion, luster as well as splendor.
The sun-rays refracting through the water of libation are a vital source of vigour and beauty.
The green, violet colors refracted from VIGBYOR of the SUN are considered rich sources of anti-bacterial energy.
Human body is made up of five things, air (vayu), water (jal), earth (prithvi), fire (energy) and space (aakash) and the cure of all the ailments of the body is amongst these five things only and the rays of the rising sun are one of these things. Many diseases can be cured by the use of sun rays e.g. ailments of the heart, eyes, jaundice, leprosy and weak mind.
Hindus have practiced ‘Sandhya Vandanam‘ (saluting the sun during rise, noon and set) along with chanting of Gayatri Mantra for thousands of years and remained physically & spiritually strong.
Rigveda says, it is sun that wakes one up from sleep. It is due to the sun that all can work and are active. All living beings of the creation depend on the sun. The sun removes physical, mental and spiritual weaknesses and makes one healthy and long lived. The seven colours of the sun are very good and important for the health.
If early morning one has a bath and after offering prayers to the Lord one has sun bath and allows the sun rays to fall on one’s body then one could free the body of all ailments and increase one’s intelligence.
People visit places like Goa in India and have effective sun bath because sun rays at that area, refracting through sea and atmosphere are known to be curing many skin diseases.
Procedure to offer Surya Arghya
: Pick a copper utensil and fill it with water.
Add red sandal, kumkum and red flowers to it and during sunrise time, face towards east direction and and let the water fall down slowly (preferably back into a water container or river or into soil).
It is better to pour this water at root of a plant.
Place the utensil at equal height to your forehead with both your hands and recite either of the following mantras 11 times while pouring.
Om Ghrinim Surya Adityamu
Om Suryaaya namaha
Do not step on the water poured into soil. You can even recite Surya Gayatri mantra during this process.
ॐ आदित्याय विदमहे भास्कराय धीमहि तन्नो भानु प्रचोदयात् | (om aadityaay vidmahe bhaaskaraaye dheemahi tanno bhaanu prachodayaat)
This process helps maintain sound health, vigour and self confidence.