The sun is believed to be the prime reason for light, life & love and other perception of life, according to the Vedic astrology. The Sun plays a major role in finding out the powers and potential of any individual. Also, this helps to decisive the spiritual life of an individual. The Sun symbolises the soul and body and the fate and all the other entities which are beyond the control of any individual. It also emphasises other mental thoughts such as clarity, discrimination and reasoning. Below is a special name (nama) mantra for the Sun which can be chanted in order to connect with the powerful planetary deity and also to strengthen the superior powers of the Sun.
"Om Hrim Sum Suryaya Namah"
In the above mantra, the word “Hrim” stands for Harana Shakthi, which means the power to energize, strengthen, boost and fascinate. Also find the following mantras which are believed to be good for the planet Sun. You can choose the either one of the mantras which ever you find easy to remember.
"Om hram hrim hraum sah suryaya namah"
"Om ghrinih suraya namah"
Usually, these mantras are chanted with the japa beads, where there are 108 beads on a single string. They are quite similar to rosaries. The Sun’s mantra has to be recited 7000 times within 30 days. There should not be any break or irregularity in the recitation for the 30 days. It has to be completed without any break. Every morning, do the “Surya Namaskar”. This Sun mantra recitation has to be started on a Sunday during bright half of the Moon. By placing the ‘Surya Yantra’ and/or ‘gayatri Yantra’ and/or ‘Vishnu Yantra’ in the reciting place, you can achieve the desired result sooner than expected. Gayatri Mantra for Sun is as follow.
"Om Asva dhvajaya vidmahe, pasa hastaya dhimahi, tanno Suryah prachodayat"
The above Gayatri Mantra has three parts in it. The first part is the Chants to the Sun. The second part is the mantra itself and the third is the summary of the entire mantra for strengthening. The Gayatri Mantra is recited three times during a day; at sunrise, at noon and at sunset. At sunrise, it is known as Gayatri, the youthful form of the goddess, who is consort of the Lord Brahma. At noon, it will be called as Savitri, the mature form, who is the consort of Lord Shiva. At Dusk, the Mantra is known as Sarasvati, the elderly form, the consort of Lord Vishnu. You can also chant the following Sun Mantra (7000 times).
"Japa kusuma-sankarsham kashyapeyam maha-dyutim
tamo-rim sarva-papa-ghnam pranato ' smi divakaram"
In English, it can be translated as, “Let us chant the glories of the Sun God, whose beauty rivals that of a flower. I bow down to him, the greatly effulgent son of Kashyapa, who is the enemy of darkness and destroyer of all sins."The ancient mantra for praising the Sun Deity (To be chanted 11 times a day)
"Om Bhaskaraya Vidmahe
Tanno Surah Prachodayat"
All these Mantras have to be chanted with at most sincerity and devotion. If they are chanted as just words without devotion, they will not be effective in fulfilling your desires and it will lose its power.