How to identify the chariot of Lord Balabhadra - Taladhwaja
The easiest way to identify the Chariot of Lord Balabhadra is a color of the covering of the chariot. The chariot of Balabhadra has a Green and Red in color and it is the second largest of the chariots.
The Chariot has 14 wheels. In size, it is next to the chariot of Jagannath.
The Balabhadra Chariot has 4 horses and the color of the horses is Black. The height of the Chariot is 44 feet and Chariot has 14 wheels.
The guardian deity of the chariot Balabhadra is Vasudev and the charioteer is Matali. Gate Keepers of the Chariot Balabhadra are Nanda & Sunanda.
The flag on the chariot is called as Unnani.
The rope that is used to pull the Chariot is known as Basuki.
The chariot has nine other deities – Gadantaakari, Harihar, Traimbaka, VasudevaVasudeva
Vasudeva, in Hindu mythology, the patronymic of the deity Krishna, who, according to one tradition, was a son of Vasudeva. The worshipers of Vasudeva, or Krishna, formed one...
, Aghora, Pralambari, Natamvara, Tripurasiva and Mritunjaya.
Here is some interesting point to be noted for Lord Balabhadra Chariot
1) Name of Chariot - Taladhwaja
2) Colour of cloth - Red & Green
3) Number of Wheels - 14
4) Diameter of wheels - 6'6"
5) Number of wooden pieces used - 763
6) Height of Chariot - 13.2 m (44 feet)
7) Length & Breadth - 33’ x 33’
7) Guarded by - Vasudev
8) Gate Keepers - Nanda & Sunanda
9) Name of the Charioteer - Matali
10) Name of the Flag - Unnani
11) Weapons of the Chariot - Hala & Musala
13) Number of Horses - 4
14) Name of the Horses - Tibra, Ghora, Dirghashrama, Swarnanava
15) Color of Horses - Black
16) Name of the Rope - Basuki
18) Subsidiary nine Deities - Ganesha, Kartikeya, Sarvamangala,
Pralambari, Halayudha, Mrutyunjaya, Natamvara, Mukteshwar, Sheshadeva