In Hindu mythology, Surya represents the Sun god. Surya is depicted as a red man with three eyes and four arms, riding in a chariot drawn by seven mares. Surya holds water lilies with two of his hands. With his third hand he encourages his worshipers whom he blesses with his fourth hand. In India, Surya is believed to be a benevolent deity capable of healing sick people. Even today, people place the symbol of the Sun over shops because they think it brings good fortune.
Myth has it that the Savins – who were the twin horsemen of the sun god Surya – acquired honey from celestial bees and brought it down to earth in a three-wheeled cart called a madhu-valhana.
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