GODDESS SHINES BRIGHT ON SUN CARRIER
Tiruchanur, 14 December 2015: On the seventh day morning in the bright sunny day Goddess Padmavathi Devi took celestial ride as Sury Narayana Murthy on the finely decked Surya Prabha Vahanam.
LORD SURYA AS LORD SURYANARAYANAMURTHY:
It is often considered that Lord Surya is considered akin to Lord Sri Maha Vishnu as He also controls the affairs of entire universe. So he is also being worshipped as Lord Surya Narayana.
DEITY OF ALL WORLDS:
The seven horses yoked to the sun-god’s chariot are named Gayatri, Brhati, Usnik, Jagati, Tristup, Anustup and Pankti.
While the sages glorify the sun-god with the hymns of the Sama-Rig- and Yajur Vedas, which reveal his identity, the Gandharvas also sing his praises and the Apsaras dance before his chariot. The Nagas arrange the chariot ropes and the Yaksas harness the horses to the chariot, while the powerful Raksasas push from behind. Facing the chariot, the sixty thousand brahmana sages known as Valakhilyas travel in front and offer prayers to the almighty sun-god with Vedic mantras.
WORSHIPPED BY VARIOUS NAMES:
The Sun God is worshiped by various names by the nature of His activities including, Pro creator (SAVITAR), Lord-of-the-Day (AHARPATI), Eye-of-the-World (JAGAT CHAKSHU), Witness-of Deeds (KARMA SAKSHIN) or Lord-of-Seven Horses (SAPTASHVA) are the various names by which SURYA is worshipped.
ORANGE-RED IXORA GARLANDS ENHANCE GLAMOUR :
Meanwhile on Monday morning, the Goddess was mounted on a colourfully decked Suryaprabha Vahanam which was decorated with mammoth garlands made of Ixora-the Vrikshi flowers. The beauty of the Goddess enhanced in the bright red shade of these flowers on the mighty Vahanam.
TTD Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy, TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao, JEO Sri Pola Bhaskar, Suptd of Police Sri Gopinath Jatti, CVSO Sri Nagendra Kumar, VGO Sri Raveendra Reddy, Spl Gr DyEO Smt Chenchulakshmi, temple staff and devotees witnessed the celestial procession.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TTDs, TIRUPATI