Ashwini Kumaras or Dastra (The Golden Armoured Horse Headed Twins are Physicians to the Gods, the Friends of the Sick...
Ashwini Kumaras or Dastra (The Golden Armoured Horse Headed Twins are Physicians to the Gods, the Friends of the Sick and Unfortunate. The Puranas relate that the 2 Ashwini Kumaras Dasra (The Destroyer) and Nasatya (Untruth) were born to Mother Sanjana/ Tvastri and Father Sun. They are also called as the Twin Sons of Sun and the Sky (or Cloud Goddess) and refered to as the Bright Harbingers of Usha (The Dawn). They Travel the Sky in their Three-Wheeled, Spring Bearing Golden Chariot Drawn by Birds of Horses and the Charioteer's Seat is Divided in Three Sections. They Scale the Skies Showering their Healing Energies on the Earth Plane. They are also Refered to as the Abdijan (Ocean Born), Pushakara Srajan (Wreathed with Lotus), Badaveyan (Sons of the Submarine Fire Badava) Indicating their Mystic Character.
The Ashwini Kumaras Represent the Transition from Darkness to Light, Cosmically and Metaphysically. Ashwini Kumaras procured Madhu (Honey) for Gods and Together with Saraswati (Goddess of knowledge) introduced Soma — Wine (Elixir of Life) into the Cult. They Heal the Blind, the Deaf, the Lame, and Give Back their Youth to the Old.
Ashwini rules all forms of Transportation and Fast Travel. These are very Active, always Busy doing Something and Quick in Action, Swift Like the Falcons, and Possessed of Many Forms). Dasra aslo refers to “accomplishing wonderful deeds, giving marvellous aid”. According to the Rig-Veda, Ashwini Kumaras are referred to as the “Lords of Speed”, "The Swift Movers”, “The Falcons of Light”, “Riders of the Task Force Horse”, “Responsive and Brilliant". The Ashwini Kumaras are Observed as the Embodiments of Knowledge and Speed.