Definition – What does Surya mean?
Surya is the name of the main sun god in Hinduism. The same name comes from the Sanskrit word for “sun.” Surya stands for willpower, courage and vitality.
Surya is an important concept in yoga because, since ancient times, yogis have worshipped the sun through mantras, movements and salutations. Modern yoga classes often include a Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskara, which is a sequence of dynamic asanas in devotion to the sun.
Surya is regarded by some as the Supreme Deity