International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 2, February 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Worship of Sun in ṚGVEDA
      Alphonsa Chacko
Abstract: The celestial luminary called sun shedding its perpetual flow of light and energy from the heavens on every being in the universe has always been a source of wonder and curiosity since the pre- historic days to the present. It has kindled the imagination of several writers including the Ṛgvedic poets who praised the grace and lustre of the Sun god endowed with many a characteristic feature. In the Hindu pantheon of Gods, the Sun and the Moon are the only pratyakṣa devatas, able to be seen to the naked eye. The worshipping Sun is also worshipping Goddess Gāyatri. According to the Ṛgveda, the Sun is the divine healer. The present paper intends to analyse the features of the cult of Sun in the Ṛgvedic times.

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Alphonsa Chacko (2018); Worship of Sun in ṚGVEDA; Int J Sci Res Publ 3(2) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0213.php?rp=P14803
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