Puraan | Notes
Soorya Dev (Sun)
Sun's vehicle is a chariot which has only one wheel, called Samvatsar. This wheel has 12 spokes which symbolize for 12 months. The wheel has six circumferences which symbolize for six seasons, and three navels which symbolize the three 4-months time. The sages and all celestials supernatural beings move along with him doing his worship.
Sun Calendar = 365
days - 5 hours - 48 minutes - 46 seconds
To help Lunar months coincide with the solar year:
Chandra Dev (Moon)
According to Bhaagvat Puraan and Vishnu Puraan, Moon is the son of Atri and
Anusooyaa. He is all pervading. He possesses 16 phases (Kalaa). Krishn also
had 16 Kalaa. He was the descendent of Moon god combined with all 16 Kalaa
like him. Moon was married to 27 daughters of Daksh who are known as
Nakshatra or constellations.
According to Van Parv of Mahaabhaarat all wives of Moon are beautiful and chaste. Rohinee is the most beloved wife of Moon.
Budh (Mercury) is the son of Moon and Taaraa (wife of Brihaspati).
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 05/31/13