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Who are Asparas?

Who are Asparas?

Have you heard if an Aspara? Again something that I never knew until I started the Jai Jais journey.  There are so many heavenly beings in Hinduism that I was not told about as a child. So I thought I would find out about Asparas The Jai Jais way! The word "Apsara" originates from the Sanskrit "Apsaras". It could loosely be defined as "the one going in the waters or between the waters of the clouds".
Who is Surya?

Who is Surya?

Surya is also known as Aditya, and is the Hindu god of the sun, and the sun itself. He is the supreme being that brings light to the world. Surya first appears in the Rigveda. The bringer of the Sun, Surya was thought to ride his chariot across the sky and defeat the demons of darkness. The Gayatri Mantra dedicated to Surya recited at the dawn of the day. Surya is the supreme source of energy and light and the origin of the universe. It is believed that the order and choice of words is arranged specifically to create an energetic power that impacts the person who chants in their body, their mind and spiritual self. The mantra is the very essence of the Vedas. It begins with the sound of Om, the very first sound that ever existed.