Celebrations - Seventh Day
the morning of the seventh day, the Lord rides on Suryaprabha Vahana (Sun
chariot). Surya (the Sun), the son of Aditi, is another form of Lord Vishnu
mythology supports the heliocentric theory, and believes that Lord Vishnu
is the centre of the universe (dhyassada savitrumandala madhyavarthi).
To symbolise this, Lord Venkateswara uses the Suryaprabha (light of the
the Unjal Seva in the night, the Lord is taken in the Chandraprabha Vahana
(moon-shaped vehicle) around the brightly-lit streets of Tirumala.
means the Moon, which is considered cool and pleasant. According to Hindu
mythology, Chandra is the commander of the mind (chandrama manaso jataha).
He is also the king of aushadha (medicine).
is believed that riding in the Chandraprabha Vahana is a soothing experience
for the Lord. The Lord's contentment will bring peace to devotees' minds
and result in a good crop.
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