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| Last Updated:: 01/03/2018

Horse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific name

 

Equus caballus Linn

 

Common name

 

Horse

 

Hindi

 

Ghoda

 

 

Sanskrit

 

Ashvah

 

Distribution

 

Throughout India                        

 

Religious association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The chariot of Lord Surya is pulled by seven horses. Hence, he is sometimes referred to as Saptashva (Lord of Seven Horses). Lord Kubera, the Hindu God of Wealth, sometimes uses a horse as his vehicle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hayagriva, horse-headed deity is considered an incarnation of Vishnu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The incarnation of Kalki, the tenth and final avatara of Lord Vishnu (which is yet to manifest) is generally depicted riding a white horse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Buddha is also represented by the horse which represents his royal birth. The emblem of the third Jain Tirthankara Sambhavanatha is the horse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: “Sacred Animals Of India” by  Nanditha Krishna,  (Penguin Book India, 2010)

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surya

https://pparihar.com/2015/04/17/bhavishya-purana-future-prediction-2/

http://www.religioustalks.com/sambhavnath-third-tirthankara/

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