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.


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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Editor’s Pick

Joined the Vijayadashami programme in Delhi, which was attended by Rashtrapati Ji and several others:


Pic Courtesy; @narendramodi

UPA Chairperson Smt. Sonia Gandhi & Former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh join the Dussehra festivities at the Dharmik Ramlila Committee:

Pic Courtesy; @INCIndia

It’s a wrap for Petta

It’s a wrap for Petta. 15 days ahead of schedule. I thank Sun Pictures, Karthik Subbaraj, 

DOP Thirunavukarasu and the entire team involved. Here’s Wishing everyone a very happy Vijayadashami:


Let the wheels roll

Whenever you start new ventures, it is wise to consider pros and cons. Having said that, unless the wheels roll, you can never check the brakes of a car. Have the courage to start. Happy Vijayadashmi :


In Pictures : PM Modi at Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir this morning


Pic Courtesy : @narendramodi

Feeling extremely blessed after praying at the Shri Saibaba’s Samadhi Temple in Shirdi. His thoughts and ideals inspire crores of Indians as we work towards creating an inclusive, compassionate and just society:


Rahul Gandhi meets Sri Lankan Prime Minister



Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi & Former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh met with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesingh.


Commemorative coin released

PM Narendramodi releasing a silver coin to commemorate Centenary year of Shri Saibaba Samadhi at Shirdi, Maharashtra

coin.jpgPic Courtesy : PIB


PM Modi offers prayers at Shridi Saibaba Mandir

PM Modi attends the closing ceremony of Commemoration of Centenary year of Shri Saibaba Samadhi.

Video of PM Modi at Shirdi


Video Courtesy : PMO India



TN Govt schools gets a new edge

For the first time Government schools in Tamil Nadu have started enrolling new students on Vijayadashami Day. Lot of parents are making use of this facility with enthusiasm.

As per the orders from TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami, from next week onwards, Girl Students will be taught Karate and other self defence Martial arts at Government Schools.


Sabarimala : The gravitational matrix of the Temple location…


The denial of admission of women in menstruation period in Sabarimalai was not twisted to their being “unclean” and that instead it was to protect the women from mutation from gravitational matrix of the Temple location then such women would have voluntarily abstained from coming :

Remembering Namakkal Kavignar

He penned Patriotic songs like Katthiindri Rathamindri Yuthamondru … Tributes to Namakkal Kavignar V Ramalingam Pillai on his Birth Anniversary today:
G.K.Mani, President, PMK

Pic Courtesy : @PmkGkm

India retains its position as top digital nation

India retains its position as top digital nation followed by Philippines & Brazil. Index is based on availability of talent, skills & infra. Bengaluru tops the list of top 20 super digital cities.Mumbai,Delhi,Hyderabad figure in top 10 list- Tholons Services Globalisation index :
Amitabh Kant, CEO,Niti Aayog

‘Shastra Puja’ at BSF HQ


Performed ‘Shastra Puja’ on the auspicious occasion of ‘Vijayadashami’ at BSF India SHQ in Bikaner today:


An ethereal experience


An ethereal experience when Sri Sri, immersed in the grand blissful ritual of Kumbhabhishek, where He was showered with the sacred water that was blessed with powerful mantras and chants on Ashtami day, Navaratri:

Vijayadashami greetings to everyone:

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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Editor’s Pick


Discussed poll related issues: MK Stalin

The DMK top level Executive Committee met today at the party HQ Anna Arivalayam in Chennai under the leadership of party President MK Stalin.

Speaking to the media, the party President said, we discussed about the 2019 Parliamentary elections, the party’s approach if TN Assembly elections too are held simultaneously and the status of friendly parties.

These will be discussed further at the party’s General Council and the decision will be announced ahead of the elections Mr Stalin said.

DMK5Pic : @arivalayam

AIADMK’s 47th foundation day celebrated

The AIADMK celebrated its 47th foundation day today. Party Coordinator OPS and Joint Coordinator EPS hoisted the party flag at the party HQ in Chennai.

They also garlanded the Statues of MGR and Jayalalithaa at the party office.

Pic: @AIADMKOfficial


India’s first Lighthouse city

Pune has been selected as India’s first Lighthouse city in a grand challenge & will house India’s first Urban Mobility Lab. Solution providers from across India will develop innovative mobility solutions for Pune city through this lab. Solutions will range from data analytics to EVs:
Amitabh Kant , CEO, Niti Aayog

Lighthouse city is a living lab for conceiving, financing and testing mobility solutions that align with the Government of India’s vision for a shared, electric, and connected mobility future.


Tallest Flag

India’s tallest flag inaugurated at Haj House, Mumbai by Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi



Navratri Garba craze

Maha Rudra Homa is one of the most ancient Homas performed since the Vedic times.

Yagnashala was reverberating with traditional vedic mantra chantings, music and positive vibrations as Maha Rudra Homa is being performed in presence of  Sri Sri at The Art of Living International Center, Bengaluru:


Durga Ashtami


Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Durga Ashtami. May Maa Durga fulfil everyone’s aspirations, further the atmosphere of joy and eliminate all evil from our society. Have a blessed Durga Puja! :



Maa Mahagauri

Today we worship Maa Mahagauri, the 8th Avatar of Maa Durga. We seek her blessings so that every human is happy and is free from suffering. May there be peace and togetherness all around:

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