The Sun God has two palms, lies on lotus pedestal; both hands are embellished with lotus flowers. There’s a stunning, golden crown around on his head and his waist a garland of jewels. His radiance is much like the inner portion of a lotus flower and he’s supported by seven horses on the chariot pulled.
The seven colours emanating from the Sun are the VIBGYOR, which is symbolically represented as the chariot ‘s seven riders.
In his chariot there is only one wheel called ‘Samvatsar.’ His chariot wheel has twelve spokes, which symbolise the twelve months. The wheel has six circumferences symbolising the six seasons, and three ‘Naves’ symbolising the three months.
Temple – Suryanar Kovil ( Sun Temple),village of Suryanarkoil in the Thanjavur district.
Metal – Gold
Gemstone – Ruby
Colour – Red
Transition time – 30 days
Debilitation sign – Libra
Mahadasha Lasts for – 6 years
Presiding Diety is – Lord Shiva
Element – Fire
Worship at this temple will help those who experience the ill effects of Kalathara Dosham, Vivaha Paribandha Dosham, Puthra Dosham, Puthra Paribandha Dosham, Vidhya Paribandha Dosham, Udyoga Padhibandha Dosham, Surya dasai, Surya bukthi. The beneficial facets of this world are parent, athma, physical power, right arm, governmental largesse.
Surya is Simha Rasi’s Lord and is at the middle of the navagrahas. The adidevatha is Agni, Devatha prathyutha — Rudran. His colour is red, and his vahana is a seven-horse drawn chariot. His grain is maize; the herb-lotus, yerukku; silk-red clothes; diamond-ruby; fruit-barley, rava, pongal chakkara.