SURYAPRABHA – THE DIVINE VISION OF VIRATAPURUSHA
Tirumala, 9 October, 16: Surya Devata or the Sun God in Hinduism is considered to be an eye of the Virata Purusha, who is nothing but Lord Maha Vishnu Himself.
Being the chief deity among Navagrahas or the Nine Planets of Hindu Astrology Lord Surya is often portrayed as riding a chariot driven by 7 horses. These 7 horses represent the colors of the rainbow and the 7 chakras in the subtle human body as well. As Surya is the vision of Virata Purusha, He is worshipped as Surya Narayana Murthy.
GLITTERING SURYAPRABHA VAHANAM
On seventh day morning, on the bright sunny day, Lord Malayappa as Lord Suryanarayanamurthy takes pleasure ride on the glittering Surya Prabha Vahanam, blessing His devotees along four mada streets.
DIFFERENT NAMES OF SURYA
Lord Surya is hailed by 108 names. The commonest among them are Aditya, Arka, Bhaga, Dharmadhwaja, Dhatri, Dhumaketu, Indra, Jaya, Maitreya, Prabhakara, Ravi, Rudra, Savitri, Soma, Teja, Vaisravana, Vanhi, Varun and Vishnu.
SURYA IS THE LIVE GOD
The presence of sun god is felt every day, and he is the Live God whose presence is felt by every living being. The entire kala-cakra, or wheel of time, is established on the wheel of the sun-god’s chariot. This wheel is known as Samvatsara. The seven horses pulling the chariot of the sun are known as Gayatri, Brhati, Usnik, Jagati, Tristup, Anustup and Pankti.
LORD IS OMNI PRESENT
By taking ride on Suryaprabha Vahana, Lord sends a message to His devotees that His present can be felt live in the form of Sun God.
TTD Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy, TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao, JEOs Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, Sri Pola Bhaskar, TTD Trust Board Members Sri AV Ramana, Sri DP Anantha, Dr Hari Prasad, Sri Sandra Venkata Veeraiah, Sri G Bhanuprakash Reddy, Sri Krishnamurthy, Sri Sekar, Sri Narsa Reddy, Smt Suchitra Ella, Temple DyEO Sri Rama Rao, Peishkar Sri R Selvam, TTD Officials and devotees took part.
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