Navagraha Temples - (Surya)

Surya - Creator or father of all Bhutas

One of the name of Sun or the sun planet is Aditya i.e. first born. It is also called Bhutasya Jatah. Bhutas are objects and ingredients from which objects assume form.

Sun is regarded as a malefic planet. In fact is is an auspicious planet. Sun's friendship with Jupiter is sattvik i.e. pure. Jupiter is the teacher of the Sun.

Sun's relationship with Moon is rajasic and with Mars it is tamasic.

Alternative Name

Surya (Vedic Mythology)

Planetary Ruler


Sidereal Ruler


Represented by

Apollo; the god of light (Roman Mythology)

Associated Day


In Chinese Astrology

Represents Yang; the active, assertive masculine life principle.

In Indian Astrology

Represents soul

Related Gemstones


Related Metal


In numerology

Rules number 1

Sun gives us the power of resistance and immunity. It is responsible for the body's constitution. It gives life force, the power of will, prosperity, intellect, brilliance, success in worldly affairs, personal contact, wealth, activity, cheerfulness, good fortune, wisdom, ambition, fame, and the knowledge of medicine.