Standing Surya, Nepal, 1300's, with the Navagrahas (associated with signs of the zodiac)
(downloaded Sept. 1999)
"Surya, with Navagrahas. From Tribenighat, Panauti, Nepal. Black limestone. H. 26", 14th century. Stolen in the early 1980's."
Surya receives worship from the multitudes; Tanjore School miniature painting, 1800's
(downloaded Aug. 2001)
"A Painting of Surya. India, Tanjore School, 19th Century. The
nimbated Sun God depicted upon his chariot surrounded by
attendants with smaller figures at left in obeisance."
Surya, the sun; a modern religious poster
(downloaded Oct. 1999)
FROM THE RIG VEDA:
"The unageing wheel rolls out on its rim; the ten yoked horses draw it up the outstretched path. All the words are kept in motion on the eye of the sun, that moves on though shrouded in dark space."
"You cross heaven and the vast realm of space, O sun, measuring days by nights, looking upon the generations. Seven bay mares carry you in the chariot, O sun god with hair of flame, gazing from afar."
--The Rig Veda: An Anthology, trans. Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty (New York: Penguin Books, 1981), pp. 77, 190.
"Shri Surya Bhagvan," bazaar art, c.1940's
Source: ebay, June 2005
Surya and his chariot, in a modern kalamkari painting (Andhra Pradesh)
(downloaded Dec. 2004)
"Surya Devata" (the "Sun Godling"), a typical modern Madhubani depiction
(downloaded Nov. 1999)
Suraj Devata (Sun God), depicted as a giant sunflower-- with a moustache
(downloaded April 2001)
A distinctly feminine Surya, with nose-ring and hair-ornament, by Bharti Dayal, 2002
Source: ebay, May 2002
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