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Here are the Surya Namaskar mantras in English and Hindi. The Hindi isn’t in Sanskrit. Instead, it’s the Hindi pronunciation with English letters spelling it out for you.

 

Surya Namaskar Mantras in English and Hindi

Surya Namaskar Mantras in English and Hindi

 

You probably already know Surya Namaskar, sun salutation in English, is a Hatha yoga series performed at the beginning of each Hatha yoga and Sivananda class. In this version of Surya Namaskar A, from the amazing yoga book Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati, there are 12 yoga asanas.

Chanting Surya Namaskar mantras adds a certain spirituality and peace to your practice that only chanting can give you.

Surya Namaskar Mantras in English and Hindi

 

Asana 1 – Pranamasana, Prayer Pose

Hindi: “Om Mitraya Namaha”
English: “Salutations to the friend of all.”

Asana 2 – Hasta Utthanasana, Raised Arms Pose

Hindi: “Om Ravaye Namaha”
English: “Salutations to the shining one.”

Asana 3 – Padahastasana, Hand to Foot Pose

Hindi: “Om Suryaya Namaha”
English: “Salutations to he who induces activity.”

Asana 4 – Ashwa Sanchalasana, Equestrian Pose

Hindi: “Om Bhanave Namaha”
English: “Salutations to he who illumines.”

Asana 5 – Adho Mukha Svanasana, Downward Dog

Hindi: “Om Khagaya Namaha”
English: “Salutations to he who moves quickly in the sky.”

Asana 6 – Ashtanga Namaskara, Salute with Eight Points

Hindi: “Om Punshne Namaha”
English: “Salutations to the giver of strength.”

Asana 7 – Bhujangasana, Cobra Pose

Hindi: “Om Hiranya Garbhaya Namaha”
English: “Salutations to the golden, cosmic self.”

Asana 8 – Adho Mukha Svanasana, Downward Dog

Hindi: “Om Marichaye Namaha”
English: “Salutations to the Lord of the Dawn.”

Asana 9 – Ashwa Sanchalasana, Equestrian Pose

Hindi: “Om Adityaya Namaha”
English: “Salutations to the son of Aditi, the cosmic Mother.”

Asana 10 – Padahastasana, Hand to Foot Pose

Hindi: “Om Savitre Namaha”
English: “Salutations to the Lord of Creation.”

Asana 11 – Hasta Utthanasana, Raised Arms Pose

Hindi: “Om Arkaya Namaha”
English: “Salutations to he who is fit to be praised.”

Asana 12 – Pranamasana, Prayer Pose

Hindi: “Om Bhaskaraya Namaha”
English: “Salutations to he who leads to enlightenment.”

References for Surya Namaskar Mantras in English and Hindi

1. Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha; Swami Satyananda Saraswati; Yoga Publications Trust; Munger, Bihar, India; First edition 1969; Quoted edition for this article 2008.

2. Satyananda Yoga – Bihar Yoga; Bihar School of Yoga and Sivananda Ashram

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