William Jones

Of the Hymns to Hindu Gods and Goddesses the Hymn to Surya stood out to me.  I noticed in the introduction to the hymn that Surya is associated with the sun.  The introduction also points out that most main gods are either gods of the sun or related to the sun.  The poem itself says “The God with many a name.”  And so it asserts this sense of unity of cultures.  We all worship or make use of the sun in our own way.  Without it, Earth would be as lifeless as the moon.

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