Sun mantras for Saturn Afflicting Health or Finances

Freedom Cole teaches that when natal Saturn afflicts the ascendant there are health problems related to vāta doṣa throughout the native’s life. They will often deal with large amounts of negativity determined by Saturn either placed in the ascendant, aspecting it by his third house hammer or his tenth house kick. Saturn’s association with the ascendant will also bring more of the tamas guṇa into the person’s life, making them lazy, or sullen, or other tamas attributes. In the Utkalya tradition, the remedy for this is worship of the Sun. The Atharvaveda (12.6.8) says that sūrya ānandaṁ janayan–  the Sun produces joy. One should also include Āyurvedic remedies such as aśvagandhā for health related issues from Saturn.

|| auṁ ghṛṇiḥ sūryāya namaḥ || (8 syllables)

(Auṁ, praises to the Sun, shine brilliantly)

When Saturn is afflicting the ascendant and it is the finances that are suffering instead of health, then there is a variation of the above mantra called the “disease and poverty destroying Ravi mantra” or Roga-dāridra-nāśanam ravi mantra. This is found in Mahīdhara’s Mantra Mahodadhiḥ, Taraṅga 15, verse 1-3.

|| Auṁ hrīṁ ghṛṇiḥ sūrya-ādityaḥ shrīṁ || (10 syllables)

(Auṁ, [goddess power], abundant Sun shine brilliantly, [prosperity power])


Visualization (Dhyāna)

When chanting these mantras, the Sun is to be visualized in an anthropomorphic form (as a human). This is done to create a deeper emotional relationship with the Sun which is not possible with an inanimate object. For this mantra, the Sun is visualized with three eyes, his skin the color of red coral, holding lotuses in his hands, with golden armlets, bracelets, necklaces and shining gold earings. [more details can be seen in Mantra Mahodadhiḥ, Taraṅga 15].


Activation of the Mantra


asya shrī sūrya mantrasya [with prayerful hands: ‘now I do the Sun’s mantra’]

bhṛgu ṛṣiḥ [the lineage of this mantra on my head is the sage Bhṛgu]

gāyatrī chandaḥ [the tune on my lips is gāyatrī]

bhagavān divākaro devatā [the deity in my heart is the day-maker]

hrīṁ bījaṁ [the seed of this mantra on my lingam is hrīṁ]

śrīṁ shaktiḥ [the direction in my feet is śrīṁ]

mamābhīṣṭa siddhaye jape viniyogaḥ [may my prayers be fulfilled with this repetition]


Ṣaḍaṅga nyāsa: invoking the five Fire/light divinities into my body

satya tejo jvāla gaṇe huṁ phaṭ svāhā –hṛdayāya namaḥ (on heart)

brahma tejo jvāla gaṇe huṁ phaṭ svāhā- śirase svāhā (on top of head)

viṣṇu tejo jvāla gaṇe huṁ phaṭ svāhā- śikhāyai vaṣaṭ (on twirl of head hair)

rudra tejo jvāla gaṇe huṁ phaṭ svāhā- astrāya phaṭ (hands clap)


aṣṭāṅga nyāsa: invoking the mantra sounds into my body

hrīṁ auṁ śrīṁ hṛdayāya namaḥ (on heart)

hrīṁ ghṛṁ śrīṁ śirase svāhā (on top of head)

hrīṁ ṇiṁ shrīṁ śikhāyai vaṣaṭ (on twirl of head hair)

hrīṁ sūṁ śrīṁ kavacāya huṁ (arms crossed on chest)

hrīṁ yaṁ śrīṁ netra-trayāya vauṣaṭ (on the eyes)

hrīṁ āṁ shrīṁ astrāya phaṭ (hands clap)

hrīṁ diṁ śrīṁ udarāya namaḥ (on the stomach)

hrīṁ tyaṁ śrīṁ pṛṣṭhāya namaḥ (on the back)


Pancamūrti nyāsa: invoking the faces of the the Sun into my body

Auṁ aṁ ādityāya namaḥ (placed on the forehead)

Auṁ iṁ ravaye namaḥ (placed on the mouth)

Auṁ uṁ bhānave namaḥ (placed on the heart)

Auṁ ṛṁ bhāskarāya namaḥ (placed on the lingam)

Auṁ ḷṁ sūryāya namaḥ (placed on the feet)


After this empowerment of the mantra into the body, Freedom teaches the visualization of the Sun to be done with full concentration seeing the pink lotus at eye level with the Sun god above. Feel a deep connection with the Sun and the healing radiant light energy bathing over and through the body and mind. Then begin the repetition of the mantra keeping the visualization.


|| Auṁ hrīṁ ghṛṇiḥ sūrya-ādityaḥ shrīṁ ||