Agni Purana describes Surya, the sun-god, as one who rides a chariot which consists of one wheel and is driven by seven white horses. In his two hands he carries lotuses. Broadly, this Orissa wall hanging, which in its style of rendering has a touch of Andhra's art of 'Kalamakari', has taken its model of sun-god from the Agni Purana, though with some deviations. The Agni Purana prescribes sun-god with two arms but the artist of this wall hanging has gone for four arms as per Vishnudarmottara Purana.
Aruna, the son of sage Kashyapa, with a whip in his right hand is driving the chariot.