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Eight Direction Prayer Dedicated To Surya – Ashta Dik Mantra To The Sun God In Hinduism

Eight directions or ashta dikh is of great importance in Hindu religion. When prayers are offered to Surya, a devotee stands facing eight directions in clockwise. A mantra is chanted for each direction. The mantra was taught by Sri Krishna to Yudhishtira. The eight direction prayer dedicated to Surya is given below in Hindi.



Om Bhaskaraya Namah - mantra to be chanted facing east
Om Suryaya Namah - mantra to be chanted facing southeast
Om Arkayaya Namah - mantra to be chanted facing south
Om Aryamane Namah - mantra to be chanted facing southwest
Om Vasudhatre Namah - mantra to be chanted facing west
Oam Chanbanave Namah - mantra to be chanted facing northwest
Om Pushane Namah - mantra to be chanted facing north
Om Anandaya Namah - mantra to be chanted facing northeast







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