Surya Namaskara

Surya Namaskara Sun Salutation

Surya Deva

is the sun deity, the main plant in in the planetary system. particularly worshiped in the Saura tradition found in states such as Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Odisha.
Surya is one of the five deities considered as equivalent aspects and means to realizing Brahman in the Smarta Tradition.
The Smarta tradition rejects theistic sectarianism, and it is notable for the domestic worship of five shrines with five deities, all treated as equal – Shiva, Vishnu, Surya, Ganesha, and Shakti.

Konark Surya Mandir

The famous Surya Deva temple in Puri Odisha.  13th-century.
The temple is a chariot that Surya is driving, decorated with endless small sculptures from all parts of life including erotic positions.

Surya Namaskara Series