Surya dev the Sun God is the supreme deity among the Panch devas in Hindu religion. The Surya can be perceived by eyes and regarded as the father of the world as he provides sunlight to all the living organisms, which is an essential element of life. Mythologically, Sun is regarded as the son of Maharshi Kashyap and Devi Aditi. He is called Aaditya after the name of her mother.
According to scriptures, planet Saturn and Lord Yam are his two sons and the river Yamuna is his daughter; who are also worshipped. Sun is regarded as the Guru of Lord Hanuman that is why the devotees of the Lord Surya get the favor of Lord Hanuman and is blessed with power, health, success, fame, prosperity and beauty.
There are 21 names of Surya dev which are mentioned in the ancient scriptures. On reciting these names, person is blessed with longitivity, health, power, success, respect and excessive opulence.
It is believed that these names were revealed by Surya dev for the welfare of the entire human race. These 21 names are known by the name of 'Stavraj'. Reciting these names can bring thousand fold blessings for the devotee. It is suggested to chant these names every morning and evening to please the Surya dev and for obtaining favorable results. These names are: