Surya ( Sun ) is one of the nine celestial planets in vedic astrology . It is also referred to as the King of all planets .

Surya rules Simha Rashi ( Leo ) and it is known for its extraordinary energy and radiance .

Surya is associated with status , government , dignity,father, political power, personality, nobility ,courage ,fame, authority , career , strength .

The nakshatras associated with Surya are Kritikka , Uttara Phalguni, Uttara Asadha .

Manek ( Ruby gemstone ) is the chief gemstone associated with Surya .

When Lord Ram was tired in the battle field , he prayed to Surya to get the desired power and energy and thereby defeating Ravan. This prayer/ strotram is known as Aditya Hrudya Strotram and is widely used to also appease Lord Surya .

Any dosha associated with Sun gets neutralized by performing this puja. This puja also bestows blessings on fronts of  career , authority , education , fame .

Mantras are of utmost importance to appease the planets and correct pronunciation is a must. Every planet Mantra  has to be chanted a particular number of times . In Kaliyuga, the mantra needs to be chanted multifold times to get the appropriate results .

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