Tirumala Brahmotsavam

Day 5 – Morning

Malayappa mesmerises devotees as ‘Mohini’

On the pleasant morning of Sunday during the ongoing Srivari Navaratri Brahmotsavams, Sri Malayappa Swamy as Mohini mesmerised the pilgrims with His unparalleled Beauty and Charm.

The role of Mohini is resplendent with the mythological lore of Samudra Mathanam where Sri Maha Vishnu takes Mohini avatar to share the divine nectar between gods (Devatas) and demons (Asuras) to balance cosmic battle for supremacy. However, the Gods had an upper hand in procuring nectar while he demons were caught in the Maya of Celestial Beauty, Mohini.

While Mohini in all Her resplendent is carried out on an ivory palanquin accompanied by Sri Krishna Swamy on another carrier.

Through this unique Avatar, Lord sends a message to His devotees that they should not fall prey to worldly desires and come out of ‘Maya’ of the luxuries of world.

Source : TTD


Tirumala Brahmotsavam

Day 4 – Evening 

A majestic ride on Sarvabhoopala Vahanam

On the evening of the Saturday during the ongoing Navaratri Brahmotsvams, Sri Malayappa Swamy took out a majestic ride on Sarvabhoopala Vahanam and blessed the devotees who thronged the galleries of the four Mada streets of Tirumala signifying that He is the Lord of Lords.

The Lord was resplendent in the Navaneetha Krishna alankaram rich in flower and jewllery decorations, the alankaram signified krishna on the silver ladder trying to steal the butter from the vessel above depicting, one of the childhood episodes of krishna.

Sarvabhoopala means that the Supreme Commander of the entire cosmos.

The message that comes out of this Vahanam of Sarva Bhoopala is to indicate that Lord Venkateswara controlled the entire universe, to protect the people, which is the quality of a true leader. Legends list Sri Malayappa as the controller of all directions and under His instructions Indra (East), Agni (south-east), Yama (god of death on the South), Niruti (North – East), and Varuna on (West), Vayu (south-west) and Kubera (god of wealth on North) and Parameswara on (North-west) execute their job chart.

Source : TTD

Tirumala Brahmotsavam

Day 4 – Morning

Raja Mannar Alankaram on Kalpavruksha Vahanam

Thousands of pilgrims witnessed the procession of Sri Malayappa Swamy on ‘Kalpavriksha Vahanam’ on the fourth day of the ongoing Navaratri Brahmotsavams on Saturday morning.

Flanked by His two divine consorts, Sri Malayalam was carried in a grand procession around the mada streets on the golden ‘Kalpavriksha (Tree of boons) Vahanam’.

It is widely believed that all the wishes of the devotees shall be fulfilled by just praying to the Lord while on this ‘Divine Tree Vahanam’ which according to Hindu mythology is one of the celestial components that had surfaced during the churning of the milky ocean (Ksheera Sagaram) even before the evolution of the universe.

Source : TTD

Editor’s Pick

Congress President Rahul Gandhi at HAL

Highlights of Congress President Rahul Gandhi‘s Interaction with HAL Workers at Minsk Square, Bengaluru.

Pic Courtesy : @manickamtagore

‘HAL, for me, is not just a company. It is an institution. When we got our independence, India built strategic assets to enter aerospace sectors. The work you have done is tremendous & the country owes a huge debt to you’

‘When Mr. Obama says there are only 2 countries that challenge USA are India and China, you(HAL) are an important part of it’

‘I have come here to listen to you how this strategic asset can be made more effective and the type of difficulties you are facing’


Voices of HAL Employees :

We have been insulted and let down. A company of 70 years of experience is thrown out of the Rafale agreement. I do not understand. A large and experienced company that should have been improved. You are killing us.:
Sirajuddin Retd HAL Employee

Bengaluru was the Public Sector Capital of India. Protecting our employment is the most important thing. In the new Rafale agreement, there is no transfer of technology:  Mahadevan, former HAL employee

Defence production cannot be given to private individuals. It is a strategic asset: Mahadevan, former HAL employee

For the first time in my life, I have seen the govt issuing a directive advising employees against attending an event:
Sirajuddin, Retd HAL Employee

During the Cold War, HAL was the only company that had an opportunity to work with Russian technologies. It is the best organisation in Asia:
Babu T Raghav, former Engineer of IAF

Source : @INCIndia


Kamal Haasan visits Mettur Dam

Kamal Haasan addressing the gathering

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Cyclone Titli : AP CM does an aerial survey

Aerially surveyed the damage caused by Cyclone Titli in Ichchapuram, Srikakulam:

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu requests PM @narendramodi to release Rs 1,200 crore as interim relief for restoration measures in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts that were battered by cyclone Titli.

TN to Delhi on a Bullet!

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Sr Ad industry professional, Anant Rangaswami:

188 votes out of 193!

Union Minister Sushma Swaraj’s tweet after India’s election to the United Nations Human Rights Council

A primary school’s distinction!

A total of 70 students are studying in this government school, near Minjur, which has classes only up to 5th standard, 21 of the 70 students are capable of reciting all the 1330 Thirukural! :


Shiva is the benevolent energy which transforms & removes obstacles | Third day of #Navratri2018 – Rudrabhishekham at The Art of Living International Center, Bengaluru.

A moment of overwhelming excitement with showers of blessings bestowed upon all when Sri Sri came out of silence gracefully, last evening:

Maa Kushmanda, may your divine blessings further the spirit of happiness and harmony in society. Sharing a Stuti:

Tirumala Brahmotsavam

Day 3 – Evening

Lord on Mutyapu Pandiri Vahanam

On the third day of the ongoing nine-day annual Brahmotsavams, the processional deity of Sri Malayappa Swamy, as Sri Ramachandra Murthy mounted atop the `Muthyapu Pandiri Vahanam’ was taken out in a grand procession last evening in Tirumala.

Holding bow in one hand and arrow in another, Lord flanked by His consort Sita on side and Sri Lakshmana Swamy on another side in “Sivadhanurbhangalankaram”, mused the pilgrims.

Source : TTD

Tirumala Brahmotsavam

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

Tirumala Brahmotsavam

Day 2 – Morning 

Celestial ride on Chinna Sesha Vahanam

On the second day, as a part of the ongoing Navaratri Brahmotsavams, Sri Malayappaswamy took out a Celestial ride on Chinna Sesha Vahanam on the mada streets of Tirumala . Devotees had gathered in the galleries in huge numbers to witness the seva.

The procession of Lord Malayappaswamy with His consorts was a grand feast for devotees with the cultural teams putting up an energetic showcase of devotional extravaganza.

Sri Malayappa, donning the role of Sri Krishna, rode the five-hooded golden vahanam in all His majesty.

Source : TTD

Tirumala Brahmotsavam

Day 1 – Evening

A majestic ride on the seven hood Serpent King ‘Adishesha’

On the first day evening of the Navaratri Brahmotsavams, the processional deities of Sri Malayappa swamy flanked on either sides by His two divine consorts, Sridevi and Bhudevi mounted atop the golden Pedda Sesha Vahanam, was taken around the mada streets of the hill temple in a grand procession The sesha vahanam is symbolic with Dhyana Bhakti :



Tirumala Brahmotsavam

Day 1 – Morning


Devotional fervour marked the first day celebrations of Navaratri Brahmotsavam at Srivari Temple

On the inaugural day of the Navaratri Brahmotsavams, Lord Malayappaswamy along with his consorts was taken on a Bangaru Tiruchi vahanam procession on the four mada streets in Tirumala, Tirupati.

Pic Courtesy : TTD