Seven horses of sun
Suraj ka saatvaan ghoda..Still remember this title from an obscure movie I had watched on Doordarshan as a kid. The movie went on to become a classic by Shyam Benegal and the phrase has always stayed in some corner of my mind.. What could it have meant, the ‘7th Horse of the Sun’?? For that matter, why have seven horses in the first place? In Hindu mythology, Surya travels through the sky on a seven-horse, twelve-spoked chariot, driven by Arun (the brother of Garud), with its arrival heralded by Usha, the goddess of Dawn. As the Sun begins its journey in the Northern Hemisphere (Uttarayan) again, lets try to decode the mysteries of Surya and his chariot in the current post.
Surya on his chariot
A lot of people might think that this motion of the Sun mentioned in the scriptures refers to…
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