Tirumala Brahmotsavam

Day 9 – Morning

Thousands of pilgrims took a dip in the Holy Swami Pushkarini

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The last and one of the most important events during Srivari Navaratri Brahmotsavams where in thousands of pilgrims took part for taking bath in the Holy Swami Pushkarini , the Sudarshana Chakrasnana Mahotsavam, was performed with utmost religious fervour on Thursday.

SIGNIFICANCE

The Ayudha Pursha, anthropomorphic form of Lord Venkateswara, was rendered the celestial snapanam to the processional deities of Sri Malayappa Swamy, Sridevi, Bhu Devi and Sri Sudarshana Chakrattalwar. The deities were seated on the banks of Swamy Pushkarini in the front yard of Sri Bhu Varahaswamy temple.

The celestial snapanam commenced at 6 am. The fete commenced with Vishwaksena Aradhana, Punyahavachanam followed by Mukha Prakshalana. Later the snapanam was performed to the deities with milk, honey, coconut water, turmeric paste and sandal paste and the Vedic pundits recited Panchasuktas including Sri, Bhu, Neela, Purusha Suktams.

In the puranas, the Sudarshana Chakra was said to be made by the architect of gods, Vishwakarma. The Sudarshana Chakra is described to have 10 million spikes in two rows moving in opposite directions to give it a serrated edge. The Sudarshna Chakra is described as Prana, Maya, Kriya, Shakti, Bhava, Unmera, Udyama and Sankalpa. Sudarshana manifests in 5 main ways to wit the five Shaktis, which are creation, preservation, destruction, obstruction and obscuration.

It is observed as Upasamanotsavam for the deities, after a hectic eight-day and night Vahanam schedule during annual Brahmotsavams. The anthropomorphic form of Lord, Sri Sudarshana Chakrattalwar, will take a holy dip for three times in the sacred waters of Swamy Pushkarini to appease Him.

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Tirumala Brahmotsavam

Day 8 – Evening

 

Vahana Sevas of Malayappa Swamy Culminates with Aswa Vahanam

 

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On the penultimate day of the ongoing Srivari Navaratri Brahmotsavams, Sri Malayappa Swamy who took the form of Kalki Avatar was taken for a celestial ride on Aswa vahanam in the Mada streets on the evening of Wednesday.

Riding the horse car Lord, displayed His stamina for speed and strength and enthralled the pilgrims who had descended on the hill shrine as the festival reaches conclusion.

The ‘Ashwa Vahanam’ procession denotes one of Lords most popular and well received avatars, Kalki – aGood Samaritan who fights evil and protects the righteous and good things in Kaliyuga.

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Tirumala Brahmotsavam

Day 8 – Morning

 

Golden chariot rolls on Tirumala Mada streets

Splendor marked the ‘Rathotsavam’ event on Wednesday, the penultimate day of the nine-day Srivari Navaratri Brahmotsavams at Tirumala as the ecstatic chanting of ‘Govinda’ ‘Govinda’ by the devotees hit the sky.

After the special rituals such as ‘Punyahavachanam’ and ‘Navagraha dhyanam,’ the processional deities of Sri Malayappa Swamy and his two divine consorts were ceremoniously mounted atop the Ratham amidst chanting of Vedic hymns by the temple pundits.

Tens of thousands of devotees from different parts of the country participated in the divine procession that took place between 7.00 – 9.00 AM.

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Tirumala Brahmotsavam

Day 7 – Evening

 

‘Darbar Krishna’ takes a royal ride in Chandra Prabha Vahanam

On the seventh day evening of the ongoing Navarathri Brahmotsavams of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala, Sri Malayappa decked as “Darbar Krishna” took a royal ride in style on Chandra Prabha Vahanam.

Chanda, always considered as a pleasant astronomical body in the constellation. Chandra is always compared for beauty, pleasantries, purity, calmness.

Wearing a unique head gear, sitting in a majestic manner, Sri Malayappa blessed devotees.

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Tirumala Brahmotsavam

Day 7 – Morning

 

Sun shines all the way for Surya Prabha Vahanam

 

On the seventh day of Srivari Navaratri Brahmotsavams the Sri Malayappa Swamy took a celestial ride atop the bright Surya Prabha Vahanam on Tuesday morning.

Surya, the Sun God, who is the key architect of life of humans, animals and plants became the Charioteer to drive the Surya Prabha Vahanam for Sri Malayappa Swamy who cheered the devotees as Surya Narayanamurthy.

According to Puranic texts Surya, the Sun God always rode on a chariot driven by seven horses. He spreads light and health in the world and also removes darkness, which symbolizes poverty, illiteracy and ignorance.. Saint-poet Tallapaka Annamacharyat praises Venkatewswara as no other than the Sun God in the midst of the Sun’s Sphere.

Source : TTD