16 February 2015 Srinivasa Mangapuram, Tirupati: On the seventh day of happening annual brahmotsavams at Srinivasa Mangapuram, Lord Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy, in the appearance of Lord Surya Narayana Murthy took a holy ride on the extremely bright Surya Prabha Vahanam on Monday.
Legends says, The sun-god is believed to be Surya Narayana, or Sri Maha Vishnu, the soul of all of the worlds, who’s located in outer space between the higher and lower portions of the universe.
The chariot of the sun-god (Surya), “Om Bhurbhuvasvaha” travels at a pace of 3,400,800 yojanas [27,206,400 miles] in a muhurta. The carriage of the sun-god’s chariot is estimated to be 3,600,000 yojanas [28,800,000 miles] lengthy and one-fourth as large [900,000 yojanas, or 7,200,000 miles]. The sun-god traverses a distance of 95,100,000 yojanas [760,800,000 miles] on the pace of 2,000 yojanas and two krosas [16,004 miles] in a moment.
Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, the supreme of all deities, took a pleasure ride on the mighty Sun God himself to show his Supremacy in all elegance and valour as blessed the multitude of devotees who thronged the fete in the guise of “Surya Narayana Murthy”.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam JEO Mr.Pola Bhaskar, VGOS Mr.Raveendra Reddy, DyEO Mr.Sridhar, AEO Mr.Dhanajeyulu, Temple Staff and large number of devotees took part in the event.
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