They are on a chariot on the way to Kurukshetra. Lord Krishna controlling the reigns which are an image that represents one's ability to train the mind and senses. The chariot represents the body, Arjune represents the body, while Lord Krishna represents the Atma or the higher self. They are en route to a battle between the Kauravas (evil) and Pandavas (good) while Kurukshetra is the inner mind. Lord Krishna holding the reins represent how the minds control the senses (the horses or Indriya). These senses include sight, smell, sound, and taste). The synergy of body, mind, and soul are key to championing these senses. Lord Krisha is depicted with a peacock-feather crown and four arms. One hand is on the rein, another holds a disk (Sudarshana Chakra), a conch, and the other in attention to Arjuna. Meanwhile, the latter is depicted with the mighty bow and arrow, his choice of weapon which symbolizes his strength. The sun is also depicted as shining brightly in various colors. Symbols of a lotus flower also adorn the wheels, symbolizing divine power.
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