Description of another form of Sun-worship ||17||
1Hari said: -I will describe the adoration of the sun formerly related unto the god of riches . In a purified place a worshipper should draw the figure of a lotus with eight petals and pericarps.
2Then making Avahan mudra he should invoke Hari there. He should place in the middle the diagram form of the sun and sprinkle it with water.
3He should place the heart of the deity in the quarter presided over by the fire-god. He should place the head in the north-east and the tuft of hair in the south-west.
4He, having his mind fixed in concentration, should assign Dharma to this quarter presided over by Purandara. He should place his eyes in the north-west and his weapon in the comer presided over by Varuna.
5He should place Soma in the north-east and Lohita in the quarter belonging to Purandara. He should place Soma is son in the east and Brihaspati in the south.
6He should place the preceptor of the Danavas in the south-west and Sani (Saturn) in the corner presided over by Varuna, He should place Ketu in the north-west and Rahu in the quarter presided over by Kubera.
7-8In the second apartment, he should adore the twelve suns viz. Bhaga, Surya, Aryam, Mitra, Varuna, Savita, Dhata, the highly powerful Vivaswan, Tvashta, Pusha, and Indra. The twelfth is Vishnu.
9In the quarters beginning with the east, a man, filied with reverence, should adore Indra and other deities, Jaya, Vijaya, Jayanti Aparajita, Sesha, Vasuki and other Nagas.