Surya, also known as Aditya, is the Hindu deity representing the Sun. In Hindu mythology, Surya is considered the soul of the universe and is revered as the provider of light, warmth, and life.
Surya is usually depicted riding a chariot drawn by seven horses and holding lotus flowers and a radiant golden orb.
As the solar deity, Surya is worshipped by millions of Hindus worldwide. Devotees offer prayers and perform rituals to Surya, especially during festivals such as Chhath Puja and Makar Sankranti.
Surya is believed to bestow blessings of good health, prosperity, and spiritual enlightenment.
In addition to his physical significance, Surya is also regarded as a symbol of knowledge and enlightenment, representing the inner light of consciousness.