Aditya Hridayam is dedicated to Lord Surya, or the Sun God in Hinduism
Hail to the dispeller of darkness, the destroyer of cold, the exterminator of foes, the one whose extent is immeasurable, the destroyer of the ungrateful, the god who is the ruler of lights!
Hail to you, possessing the luster of refined gold, the dispeller of ignorance, the architect of the universe, the uprooter of darkness, splendor incarnate, the onlooker of the world!
The aforesaid Lord alone actually destroys, brings into existence and sustains all that has come into being. He radiates heat by his rays and sends showers.
Planted in created beings, he remains awake when they have fallen asleep. Nay, he himself is the act of pouring oblations into the sacred fire as well as the fruit attained by those who pour such oblations.
Nay, he comprises the gods as well as the sacrifices as also the fruit of sacrifices. Again, he is the Supreme Controller of activities which are found in all living beings.