[Advaita-l] sUrya represents brahmA in panchdeva pUjA / panchAyatna pUjA

Sujal Upadhyay sujal.u at gmail.com
Wed Jan 17 13:31:09 EST 2018


In one of Puri SankarAchArya svAmI niSchalAnanda jI's talks, I heard that
sUrya represents brahmA jI and symbolizes creation. svAmI jI was explaining
panchdeva pUjA. svAmI jI says, there is one satchidananda which is divided
into 5 deities based on karma it does -

sUrya - hiraNyagarbha - brahmA - rajas - creation
viShNU - sattva - preservation
devI - tirodhAna or niyantraNa or control
gaNapatI - anugraH or grace or kripa
Siva - rudra - tamas - samhAra - destruction or dissolution of samsAra.

Source: https://youtu.be/5dFMAOjnuS8?t=2m12s

Title of Q and A -
Puri Shankaracharya on Sai Controversy; Idols prescribed by scriptures only
are acceptable.

Relavent part starts from 2:12 minutes and ends at 3:00 minutes.

He has also said this in another discourse, but can't remember which one.
svAmI jI has reiterated that sUrya represents brahmA jI, the creator.

Please can someone give reference in shAstra-s.



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