Day 3 Morning
On the third day of the Srivari Navaratri Brahmotsavams on Friday morning, Sri Malayappa Swamy, blessed devotees on ferocious golden Simha Vahanam.
The incarnation of Lord Vishnu as the Mrugendrudu (most ferocious and strong among the animals, Lion) is an indication of Lord as a powerful avatar to punish the wrong doers in the universe and protection of the righteous, poor and the weaker sections in the society.
In the Yoga shastra – a Lion was seen as an embodiment of power and speed. The valour of Lord Venkateswara who had made such an animal as his vehicle is thus displayed in abundance.
Source : TTD