By Swami Harshananda
Tṛcākalpanamaskāra is one method of chanting the mantras while doing Suryanamaskāra. Specifically, after Om, a few syllables and their combinations in twos and fours together with certain mantras are repeated with the twelve names. For instance the first mantra using this method would be chanted as
Orh hrām udyannadya mitra mahah hrām Om mitrāya namah II
Significance of Suryanamaskāra
Suryanamaskāra (bowing down to Surya or the Sun-god) is practiced facing the rising sun in the early morning. There are twelve postures in it. Each posture has to be accompanied by the prescribed mantra containing one of the names of Surya like Mitra, Ravi, Sīīrya, Bhānu and so on.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore