Surya-shatakam is a stotra on Bhagavan Surya comprising of 101 shloka-s composed by Mayurabhatta in the 7th century C.E. Bhagavan Surya holds an important position in Sanskrit literature starting from Veda to kavya literature. Mayura Kavi is known to have been cured of leprosy by composing this work. To this day, this stotra is recited in Bihar India which is known for Sun worship. In this course Smt. Visalakshi Sankaran explains the verses in simple Tamil.
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Surya-shataka is a composition by the poet - Mayura Bhatta consisting of 101 shlokas that describe and praise Bhagavan Surya. Mayura Bhatta was a 7th century Sanskrit poet and scholar, who was the brother-in-law of Bana Bhatta, the court poet of the great King Harshavardhana. While Mayura Bhatta was suffering from leprosy, he composed these one hundred verses in praise of Bhagavan Surya (the Sun God) and was cured of leprosy. Even though, while composing the verses, he had to encounter a Brahma-rakshasa (a demoniac form), he was able to defeat him with the blessings of Bhagavan Surya. Hence the name – Surya-shataka.