Why We Offer Water To Sun

Why We Offer Water To Sun

In India, we have a ritual of offering water to the morning sun. Offering water to Surya, the sun god, is a sacred one for Hindus which not only heals your body but also your mind.

Sun is the source of energy for the whole universe. We can not imagine even a day without sun. All living beings get energy and vitality from the Sun. Due to these qualities of the Sun, it has been considered as sun God in ancient scriptures.

In Vedic Astrology, Sun is considered as the significator of Health, eyes, social prestige, father, and profession. When Sun is weak, issues may happen in all the areas mentioned above. When we offer water to Sun, Sun gets strengthened and all the areas mentioned above get better. It is especially a must for the people struggling with their health and profession.

What is the science behind this traditional ritual?

Science says early morning sunlight is very good for health. Sun Rays are pure white in color and while we offer water to the sun we see the rays through the flowing water. The spectrum of rays passing through water gets refracted and breaks into seven colors. Just like a prism dispersing a ray of white light into seven colors. This dispersed light now enters our body and balances the seven colors in our body.

Morning sun rays are very powerful sun rays are a source of vitamin D. When we stand in rays of sun our chest absorbs the maximum sunlight. After we take bath our body pores are open and we can absorb energy from the sun positively.

Water can only be offered to the sun when it rises or sets and its color is reddish, the only 2 times when you can directly see the sun. We should get up early in the morning and take bath after that we should offer the water to the Surya Dev and praise before Surya Dev that god please make us as fearless, strong, shiny as we are.

While offering water to Sun you should chant Gayatri Mantra which is capable of giving you mental peace and removing obstacles in life. Pour water slowly and recite the Mantra 11 times, pour water at a speed that you are capable of reciting Mantra eleven times.

After this touch the water which is spread on earth with your right-hand fingers and touch those fingers on your forehead. Now make them wet again by touching the water and then touch them on both eyes and lastly on your throat.

Try not to trample the spilled water which you offered to the sun.

There are various energy points in our body. When we offer water to the Sun and recite the mantra, the water gets empowered. When we touch this water on our body, those energy points get stimulated thereby giving us tremendous energy.

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