DESCRIPTION OF GODDESS SUBHADRA’S CHARIOT “DEVADALANA”

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DEVADALANA:

The Chariot of Goddess Subhadra is known as Devadalana. It is also known as Darpadalana and Padmadhwaja. The easiest way to identify the Chariot of Goddess Subhadra is by color of the covering of the chariot. The chariot of Subhadra has a black and red color canopy and it is also the smallest of the chariots.

DEVADALANA

Name:   Devadalana/Darpadalana/Padmadhwaja
Colour of cloth:   Red & Black
Number of Wheels:   12
Diameter of wheels:   6’0″
Number of wooden pieces used:   593
Height of Chariot:   12.9 m (43 feet)
Length & Breadth:   31’6’’ x 31’6’’
Guarded by:   Jayadurga
Gate Keepers:   Ganga & Jamuna
Name of the Charioteer:   Arjuna
Name of the Flag:   Nadambika
Weapons of the Chariot:   Padma & Kalhar
Power of the Chariot:   Bhubaneswari & Chakra
Number of Horses:   4
Name of the Horses:   Rochika, Mochika, Jita, Aparajita
Color of Horses:   Red
Name of the Rope:   Swarnachuda
Face of the Chariot known as:   Bhakti Sumedha, Chamar Hasta
Subsidiary nine Deities:   Chandi, Chamunda, Ugratara, Vanadurga, Shulidurga, Varahi, Shyama Kali, Mangala, Bimala
Rishis:   Bhrugu, Suprava, Bajra, Srungi, Dhruba, Ulluk

 

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