.. atha aadityahR^idayam.h ..
tato yuddhaparishraantaM samare chintayaa sthitam.h
raavaNaM chaagrato dR^ishhTvaa yuddhaaya samupasthitam.h ..
daivataishcha samaagamya drashhTumabhyaagato
upaagamyaabraviidraamamagastyo bhagavaanR^ishhiH .. 2..
Rama, exhausted and about to face Ravana ready for
a fresh battle was lost deep in contemplation. The all knowing
sage agastya who had joined the gods to witness the battle spoke
to Rama thus .. 1,2
raama raama mahaabaaho shR^iNu guhyaM sanaatanam.h
yena sarvaanariinvatsa samare vijayishhyasi .. 3..
Oh Rama, mighty-armed Rama, listen to this eternal
secret which will help you destroy all your enemies in battle.
aadityahR^idayaM puNyaM sarvashatruvinaashanam.h
jayaavahaM japennityaM akshayyaM paramaM shivam.h .. 4..
This holy hymn dedicated to the Sun deity will
result in destroying all enemies and bring you victory and never
ending supreme bliss. 4
chi.ntaashokaprashamanaM aayurvardhanamuttamam.h .. 5..
This hymn is supreme and is a guarantee of complete
prosperity and is the destroyer of sin, anxiety, anguish and is
the bestower of longevity. 5
rashmima.ntaM samudyantaM devaasuranamaskR^itam.h
puujayasva vivasvantaM bhaaskaraM bhuvaneshvaram.h .. 6..
Worship the One, possessed of rays when he has
completely risen, held in reverence by the devas and asuras, and
who is the Lord of the universe by whose efflugence all else
sarvadevaatmako hyeshha tejasvii rashmibhaavanaH
eshha devaasuragaNaa.Nllokaan.h paati gabhastibhiH .. 7..
He indeed represent the totality of all celestial
beings. He is self-luminous and sustains all with his rays. He
nourishes and energizes the inhabitants of all the worlds and the
race of Devas and Asuras. 7
eshhaH brahmaa cha vishhNushcha shivaH skandaH
mahendro dhanadaH kaalo yamaH somo hyapaaM patiH .. 8..
He is Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Skands, Prajapati. He
is also Mahendra, kubera, kala, yama, soma and varuna. 8
pitaro vasavaH saadhyaa hyashvinau maruto manuH
vaayurvanhiH prajaapraaNa R^itukartaa prabhaakaraH .. 9..
He is the pitrs, vasus, sadhyas, aswini devas,
maruts, manu, vayu, agni, prana and, being the source of all
energy and light, is the maker of all the six seasons. 9
aadityaH savitaa suuryaH khagaH puushhaa
suvarNasadR^isho bhaanurvishvaretaa divaakaraH .. 10..
He is the son of Aditi, creator of the universe,
inspirer of action, transverser of the heavens. He is the
sustainer, illumination of all directions, the golden hued
brilliance and is the maker of the day. 10
haridashvaH sahasraarchiH saptasaptirmariichimaan.h
timironmathanaH shaMbhustvashhTaa maartaNDa a.nshumaan.h ..
He is the Omnipresent One who pervades all with
countless rays. He is the power behind the seven sense organs,
the dispeller of darkness, bestower of happiness and prosperity,
the remover of misfortunes and is the infuser of life. 11
hiraNyagarbhaH shishirastapano bhaaskaro raviH
agnigarbho.aditeH putraH shaN^kha shishiranaashanaH .. 12..
He is the primordial BEing manifesting as the
Trinity. He ushers in the Day and is the teacher (of
Hiranyagarbha), the fire-wombed, the son of Aditi, and has a vast
and supreme felicity. He is the remover of intellectual
vyomanaathastamobhedii R^igyajuHsaamapaaragaH .
ghanavR^ishhTirapaaM mitro vindhyaviithii plavaN^gamaH ..
He is the Lord of the firmament, dispeller of
darkness. Master of all the vedas, he is a friend of the waters
and causes rain. HE has crossed the vindya range and sports in
the Brahma Nadi. 13
aatapii maNDalii mR^ityuH piN^galaH sarvataapanaH
kavirvishvo mahaatejaa raktaH sarvabhavod.hbhavaH .. 14..
He, whose form is circular and is colored yellow,
is intensely absorbed and inflicts death. He is the destroyer of
all and is the Omniscient one being exceedingly energetic
sustains the universe and all action. 14
tejasaamapi tejasvii dvaadashaatmannamostute .. 15..
He is the lord of stars, planets and all
constellations. He is the origin of everything in the universe
and is the cause of the lustre of even the brilliant ones.
Salutations to Thee who is the One being manifest in the twelve
forms of the Sun. 15
namaH puurvaaya giraye pashchimaayaadraye namaH
jyotirgaNaanaaM pataye dinadhipataye namaH .. 16..
Salutations to the Eastern and western mountain,
Salutations to the Lord of the stellar bodies and the Lord of the
jayaaya jayabhadraaya haryashvaaya namo namaH .
namo namaH sahasraa.nsho aadityaaya namo namaH .. 17..
Salutations to the One who ordains victory and the
prosperity that follows. Salutations to the one possessed of
yellow steeds and to the thousand rayed Lord, and to Aditya.
namaH ugraaya viiraaya saaraN^gaaya namo namaH
namaH padmaprabodhaaya maartaNDaaya namo namaH .. 18..
Salutations to the Terrible one, the hero, the one
that travels fast. Salutations to the one whose emergence makes
the lotus blossom and to the fierce and omnipotent one. 18
bhaasvate sarvabhakshaaya raudraaya vapushhe namaH .. 19..
Salutations to the Lord of Brahma, shiva and
Achyuta, salutations to the powerful and to the effulgence in the
Sun that is both the illuminator and devourer of all and is of a
form that is fierce like Rudra. 19
tamoghnaaya himaghnaaya shatrughnaayaamitaatmane
kR^itaghnahanaaya devaaya jyotishhaaM pataye namaH .. 20..
Salutations to he transcendental atman that dispels
darkness, drives away all fear, and destroys all foes.
Salutations also to the annihilator of the ungrateful and to the
Lord of all the stellar bodies. 20
taptachaamiikaraabhaaya haraye vishvakarmaNe .
namastamo.abhinighnaaya ruchaye lokasaakshiNe .. 21..
Salutations to the Lord shining like molten gold,
to the transcendental fire, the fire of supreme knowledge, the
architect of the universe, destroyer of darkness and salutations
again to the efflugence that is the Cosmic witness. 21
naashayatyeshha vai bhuutaM tadeva sR^ijati
paayatyeshha tapatyeshha varshhatyeshha gabhastibhiH .. 22..
Salutations to the Lord who destroys everything and
creates them again. Salutations to Him who by His rays consumes
the waters, heats them up and sends them down as rain. 22
eshha supteshhu jaagarti bhuuteshhu parinishhThitaH
eshha evaagnihotraM cha phalaM chaivaagnihotriNaam.h .. 23..
Salutations to the Lord who abides in the heart of
all beings keeping awake when they are asleep. He is both the
sacrificial fire and the fruit enjoyed by the worshippers. 23
vedaashcha kratavashchaiva kratuunaaM phalameva cha
yaani kR^ityaani lokeshhu sarva eshha raviH prabhuH .. 24..
The Sun is verily the Lord of all action in this
universe. He is verily the vedas, the sacrifices mentioned in
them and the fruits obtained by performing the sacrifices. 24
.. phala shrutiH ..
enamaapatsu kR^ichchhreshhu kaantaareshhu bhayeshhu
kiirttayan.h purushhaH kashchinnaavasiidati raaghava .. 25..
Raghava, one who recites this hymn in times of
danger, during an affliction or when lost in the wilderness and
having fear, he will not lose heart (and become brave). 25
puujayasvainamekaagro devadevaM jagat.hpatim.h
etat.h triguNitaM japtvaa yuddheshhu vijayishhyasi .. 26..
Raghava, worship this Lord of all Gods and the
Universe with one-pointed devotion. Recite this hymn thrice and
you will win this battle. 26
asminkshaNe mahaabaaho raavaNaM tvaM vadhishhyasi
evamuktvaa tadaa.agastyo jagaam.h cha yathaagatam.h .. 27..
O mighty armed one, you shall truimph over Ravana
this very moment. Having spoken this, Agastya returned his
original place. 27
dhaarayaamaasa supriito raaghavaH prayataatmavaan.h .. 28..
Raghava became free from worry after hearing this.
He was greatly pleased and became brave and energetic. 28
aadityaM prekshya japtvaa tu paraM
triraachamya shuchirbhuutvaa dhanuraadaaya viiryavaan.h ..
Gazing at the sun with devotion, He recited this
hymn thrice and experienced bliss. Purifying Himself by sipping
water thrice, He took up His bow with His mighty arms. 29
raavaNaM prekshya hR^ishhTaatmaa yuddhaaya
sarva yatnena mahataa vadhe tasya dhR^ito.abhavat.h .. 30..
Seeing Ravana coming to fight, He put forth all his
effort with a determination to destroy Ravana. 30
atha raviravadannirikshya raama
muditamanaaH paramaM prahR^ishhyamaaNaH .
suragaNamadhyagato vachastvareti .. 31..
Then knowing that the destruction of the lord of
prowlers at night (Ravana) was near, Aditya, who was at the
center of the assembly of the Gods, looked at Rama and exclaimed
'Hurry up' with great delight. 31