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Showing posts with label Surya. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is Vivasvan?

 


Vivasvan is a term that is used to describe a person who is passionate about something.

Vivasvan  or "shining out" is a phrase that is used to describe anything that is bright or luminous.

In the Hindu Pantheon, it is Surya's (Sun) epithet. 

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Hinduism - Who Is Surya In The Hindu Pantheon?

 

 

 The sun, in both its physical and anthropomorphic forms as a celestial phenomena.

Since the Vedas, the oldest and most authoritative Hindu religious literature, the sun has been an important god and has maintained a position of considerable prominence.

The Gayatri Mantra, for example, is a holy mantra that is supposed to be sung every day by twice-born males, or men from the three "twice-born" groups—brahmin, kshatriya, and vaishya—who have completed the teenage religious initiation known as "second birth." Invoking the sun as the creator and nourisher of all things, the Gayatri Mantra asks him to awaken the brains of all who observe him.

Many Smarta brahmins continue to worship Surya as one of the "five-fold" (panchayatana) deities (the others being Shiva, Vishnu, the Goddess, and Ganesh), according to the Advaita philosopher Shankaracharya.

Surya was also the dominant god for various groups, notably in eastern India, for a period, but his devotion has since been substantially superseded.

The temple of the sun at Konarak (now damaged) is the most impressive example of pagan devotion, with its immense size and abundance of sensual sculptures on its external walls.

Religious Beliefs and Practices of North India During the Early Medieval Period, by Vibhuti Bhushan Mishra, 1973; and Sarat Chandra Mitra, The Cult of the Sun God in Medieval Eastern Bengal, 1986.


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Hinduism - Who Was Ikshvaku Of The Ancient Suryavanshi Kshatriya (Or Solar Warrior) Lineage?

 


Ikshvaku was a monarch who founded the Solar Line in the Ramayana, the earlier of the two major Indian epics.

The Solar Line, along with the Lunar Line, was one of the two main Indian legendary lineages in ancient India; the god-king Rama and his brothers were the most prominent members of the Solar Line.

Ikshvaku is the grandson of the sun, Vivasvan (Surya), and hence he and his progeny are sun descendants.

 


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