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(The mortals on earth are offering their soulful prayers to Surya, the sun-god.)

MORTALS (chanting together):

Aum
bhur bhuvah svah
tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yo nah pracodayat

"(We meditate on the transcendental glory of the Deity Supreme, who is inside the heart of the earth, inside the life of the sky and inside the soul of the Heaven. May He stimulate and illumine our minds.)"