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Surya, the Sun God

First Online: March 16, 2007
Page Last Updated: May 09, 2017

Surya or the Sun is one of the primary deities of Hinduism since the Vedic period. The most supreme of Hindu prayers, the Gayatri is a prayer to the Brilliance of Sun.

Here is a collection of pictures depicting Sun God in Indian Art

Surya in Indian Art

R. Seshasastry/Kamat's Potpourri
Surya the Sun God
Surya the Sun God
Sculpture from Alampur in Andra Pradesh. Circa 10th century A.D.

K.L. Kamat/Kamat's Potpourri
Surya the Sun God
Surya the Sun God
A sculpture from Karnataka

K.L. Kamat/Kamat's Potpourri
The Portrait of Sun (Surya)
The Portrait of Sun (Surya)
Madhubani Painting, North India

K.L. Kamat/Kamat's Potpourri
A Farmer Family Offering Prayers to Sun God
A Farmer Family Offering Prayers to Sun God
Relief from Shantinikentan campus

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  • Path of Devotion -- Explore the Bhakti movement in India including the important proponents. A supplemental photo exhibition shows devout Indians at worship. 

  • Hinduism Potpourri -- Hindu arts, and culture at Kamat's Potpourri

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