Karthika Brahmostavam Suryaprabha Vahanam

Karthika Brahmostavam Suryaprabha Vahanam 2015 Tiruchanoor Temple, Tirupati

Goddess Sri Padmavathi Devi in the guise of Panduranga Swamy took celestial ride on the glitteringSurya Prabha vahanam on the seventh day of the ongoing annual karthika brahmotsavams at Tiruchanoor on Monday.

On the bright sunny day, the Goddess charmed as Panduranga Swamy with some marbles tied to one side of the vehicle (as if playing folk game gillankodi where in marbles are hit with a stick) and conch on other side.

Among all the vehicle processions, Surya Prabha vahanam has got a unique place as the sun-god controls the affairs of the entire universe and he represents the three Vedas- Rig, Yajur and Sama and therefore he is known as Trayimaya, the form of Lord Narayana. He is also called Surya-Narayana.

Puranas describe the chariot of Sun God in this way with the carriage size is estimated to be 3,600,000 yojanas [28,800,000 miles] long and width ranging about 900,000 yojanas, or 7,200,000 miles.  The sun-god traverses a distance of 95,100,000 yojanas [760,800,000 miles] at the speed of 2,000 yojanas and two krosas [16,004 miles] in a moment. Goddess Padmavathi Devi in all Her splendour took a pride ride on the Sun vehicle decorated with bright red Vrukshi flowers(Ixora) and blessed the devotees.

Karthika Brahmostavam Suryaprabha Vahanam