108 Names of the Sun: Surya Ashtottara Shatanamavali #9

Om acyutaya namaha, Salutations to the Sun who is who is the embodiment of the imperishable One.


achyuta San. adj. ‘not fallen’ – imperishable, indestructible, immutable, firm, permanent, infallible – epithet of Vishnu and Krishna. (V. 100, 318)
acyutaḥ—the infallible Lord
acyutaḥ—Kṛṣṇa SB 10.11.10, Antya 15.44
acyutaḥ—the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who never falls down. SB 8.9.19
acyutaḥ—Lord Acyuta SB 10.6.22-23
acyutaḥ—Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead SB 10.11.43
acyutaḥ—the infallible Supreme Personality of Godhead. Madhya 9.156

The Sun is the visible embodiment of the imperishable, indestructible, immutable Brahmam that is both immanent and transcendent in all Universes, all Lokas, all manvantaras.

Achyuta means the one who is not fallen, who is firm, who is unyielding, is not driven by passions and sathyam – truth – as adhara – base for living.

Achyuta is another name of Vishnu and appears as the 100th and 318th names in the Vishnu sahasranama. It is also often used in the Bhagavad Gita as a personal name of Krishna. According to Adi Shankara’s commentary on the 1000 Names of Vishnu, Achyuta means “one who will never lose his inherent nature and powers”. The name also means “immovable”, “unchangeable”, and as such is used for “the One who is without the six transformations, beginning with birth”.

Bhagavad Gita

10:22. “Of the ancient scriptures I am the foremost, the Sama Veda. Of the secondary gods I am Indra, the chief among them. Of the sense organs I am the mind that records all sensations. Of the numerous levels of life awareness that exist in all life-forms, I am Pure Consciousness.

10:23. “Of the eleven deities of destruction I am Shiva, destroyer of evil in the mind, who brings humanity’s lasting welfare. And I am Rudra, who brings grace to humanity through sorrow. Of the celestial beings who acquire and hoard wealth (Yakshas and Rakshasas), I am their king, Kubera, the lord of fabulous wealth. Of the eight elements in the structure of nature (earth, fire, water, air, space, mind, intellect, and ego), I am fire, the one who brings warmth and life. And of all mountains, I am Mount Meru, which in the human structure equates with the life force in the spinal column.

10:24. “Of the high spiritual teachers who administer the code of conduct, know Me to be Brihaspati, the Chief Priest, Holy even among the gods. Among the warrior chiefs I am Skanda, who leads the world to victory over the demons. Of all the bodies I am the ocean, into which all the rest merge.

10:25. “Among the rishis (seers) I am Bhrigu, ever in the highest plane of superconsciousness. Of sacrifices I am the most potent, japa, repetition of the name of the Divine. Of all utterances I am Om, the most sacred of sound symbols. And of fixed, stationary things I am the Himalayas.



Om acyutaya namaha, Salutations to the Sun who is who is the embodiment of the imperishable One.


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