The Sun Lord Surya is the king of all planets. He is represented as a warrior king in a chariot, driven by seven horses that represent the colours of the rainbow. He holds the lotus of purity in 3 hands and grants fearlessness with the fourth. His charioteer is the beautiful Lord of Dawn.
Surya is purifying male energy, stable, selfless, strong and authoritative. The sun god provides vitality, immunity, prosperity, cheerfulness, ambition and fame. Surya is the first manifestation of the supreme principle. he also stands for ritual sacrifice as he burns with a fire made of his own body.
Source: 2008 Amber Lotus Calendar – Hindu deities