om namo bhagavate adityayakhila-jagatam atma-svarupena kala-svarupena catur-vidha-bhuta-nikayanam brahmadi-stamba-paryantanam antar-hrdayesu bahir api cakasa ivopadhinavyavadhiyamano bhavan eka eva ksana-lava-nimesavayavopacita-samvatsara-ganenapam adana- visargabhyam imam loka-yatram anuvahati.
Sri Yajñavalkya said: I offer my respectful obeisances to the Supreme Personality of Godhead appearing as the sun. You are present as the controller of the four kinds of living entities, beginning from Brahma and extending down to the blades of grass. Just as the sky is present both inside and outside every living being, you exist both within the hearts of all as the Supersoul and externally in the form of time. Just as the sky cannot be covered by the clouds present within it, you are never covered by any false material designation. By the flow of years, which are made up of the tiny fragments of time called ksanas, lavas and nimesas, you alone maintain this world, drying up the waters and giving them back as rain.
This prayer is not offered to the sun-god as an independent or autonomous entity but rather to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, represented by His powerful expansion the solar deity.