Tirumala Brahmotsavam 2019 – Day 5

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Govinda Nama echoes during Garuda Vahana Seva

Tirumala, 4 Oct. 19 – Day 5 Evening

  • Every inch of the Hill town of Tirumala has been occupied by the devotees of Sri Venkateswara Swamy thronging from different parts of the country on the big day of Garuda Seva.
  • Braving the heavy downpour, the devotees did not move from their places since last day to catch the glimpse of Lord Malayappa on Garuda Vahanam and once again proved that the inclement weather will not hamper their devotion.
  • As soon as Sri Malayappa Swamy appeared sitting gracefully on the mighty Garuda Vahanam that moved from Vahana Mandapam at the scheduled time of 7pm, the entire hill town reverberated to the frenzied rhythmic chants of “Govinda… Govinda…” by devotees.
  • The mighty Garuda Vahanam surged ahead with the Lord wearing the Sahasranama Kasula Haram, along the sacred four-mada streets. The devotees, became ecstatic with bhakti elixir by witnessing the grandeur of Lord with utmost devotion. Rare ornaments were adorned to the utsava idols during Garuda Seva.

 

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‘Maya’ Mohini Swarupa of Malayappa charms pilgrims with Kishna Swamy on another palanquin, blesses devotees

Tirumala, 4 Oct. 19 – Day 5 Morning

  • The bright Sunny day on Friday, witnessed Sri Malayappa Swamy in His most bewitching Avatara of Mohini, the cosmic damsel on the colourfully decked Palanquin on the fifth day of annual brahmotsavams. The beauty of the Avatara enhanced with the presence of silver idol of Sri Krishna Swamy on another palanquin.
  • While all the other Vahana Sevas were carried by some divine flora and fauna as vehicles start from Vahana Mandapam, here the Lord pulls out Himself gracefully on a colorfully decorated palanquin, bejeweled, well dressed sporting a parrot in one hand, sitting majestically, charming devotees which commences from Srivari temple.
  • According to legends, Lord’s appearance as bejeweled and charming Mohini throws the demons (Asura) in confusion and wins the celestial battle in favour of the deities (Devata).
  • The objective of the Mohini avatara also indicates that the entire universe is spell bound under the Mystic Moha and that the Lord of Tirumala is the kingpin and key architect of this high drama in the universe. He informs the devotees to come out of this “Maya” and lead a righteous, spiritual life. In other words, through Mohini Avatara, the lord enlightens his devotees not to fall prey to worldly desires and come out of that “Maya”.
  • TTD Chairman Sri YV Subba Reddy, EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, Addl EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy, CVSO Sri Gopinath Jatti, ACVO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, Temple DyEO Sri Haridranath, Peishkar Sri Lokanadham and others took part.
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Tirumala Brahmotsavam 2019 – Day 4

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Kaliyamardhana Krishna rides on Sarvabhupala

Tirumala, 3 Oct. 19 – Day 4 

  • Sri Malayappa Swamy flanked by His two consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi gave darshan on Sarvabhopala Vahanam as Kaliyamardhana Krishna.
  • Sarvabhoopala means Universal Emperor and being Supreme Lord of Lords, blessed His devotees on the Vahanam.
  • The devotees witnessed the procession of the heaviest among vahanams braving the inclement weather conditions.
  • Acting CJ of AP High Court Justice Praveen Kumar, TTD Chairman Sri YV Subba Reddy, TTD EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, Addl EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy, CVSO Sri Gopinath Jatti, ACVO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, Temple DyEO Sri Haridranath, Peishkar Sri Lokanadham and others took part.
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TTD gets Srivilliputtur garlands for Garuda Seva

Tirumala, 3 Oct. 19 – Day 4

  • Andal Sri Godadevi garlands which are traditionally presented for Garuda Seva during the annual Brahmotsavams were brought from Srivilliputtur of Tamil Nadu on Thursday.
  • The sacred garlands were first brought to Pedda Jeeyangar Mutt in Tirumala and after special pujas they were taken inside the Srivari Temple after a procession on the four-mada streets.
  • The garlands were received by TTD EO Anil Kumar Singhal and Additional EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy infront of Srivari temple.
  • Speaking to media later, TTD EO said it was a traditional practice that the garlands adorned to Sri Godadevi at Srivilliputtur temple were brought for decorating the utsava idol of Sri Malayappaswamy on the Garuda seva day.
  • Srivari Temple Dy EO Sri Harindranath VSO Sri Manohar, Bokkasam in-charge Sri Gururaja Rao and others participated.
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Tirumala Brahmotsavam 2019 – Day 3

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Lord glides on Mutyapu Pandiri Vahanam

Tirumala, 2 Oct. 19 – Day 3 Evening

  • Sri Malayappa Swamy as Venugopala Krishna enthralled the pilgrims on Mutyapu Pandiri Vahanam. 
  • The pleasant evening on Wednesday witnessed Lord flanked by His two consorts on pearl canopy.
  • The artistes performing Yakshagana,  drum beats, Manipuri Nrutyam stood as a special attraction during the procession.
  • The devotees were charmed by the majesty of Sri Malayappa along with Sridevi and Bhudevi on the shining Mutyapupandiri vahanam.
  • TTD Chairman Sri YV Subba Reddy, EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, Addl EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy, CVSO Sri Gopinath Jatti, ACVO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, Temple DyEO Sri Haridranath, Peishkar Sri Lokanadham and others took part.
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Yoga Narasimha blesses devotees

Tirumala, 2 Oct. 19 – Day 3 Morning

  • As a part of the ongoing annual Navaratri Brahmotsavams, Sri Malayappa Swamy took out a celestial ride on Simha Vahanam and blessed the devotees in Yoga Narasimha Avataram.
  • Simha, the lion is a symbol of strength, dignity, majesty, ferocious which was reflected in the vahana seva of Sri Malayappa Swamy. The incarnation of Lord Vishnu as 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 valor of Lord Venkateswara who had made such an animal as his vehicle is thus displayed in abundance.
  • The statues of Lions in the Ananda Nilayam, in the Srivari temple complex  also indicate the power of Lion King. The idols of Narasimha Swamy in Yoga mudra in Srivari temple  and also the idol of Lakshmi Narasimha on the way to Tirumala in Alipiri footpath route exhibits the significance of Lion (Simha) in the celestial entourage of Lord Venkateswara
  • TTD Chairman Sri YV Subba Reddy, EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, Addl EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy, CVSO Sri Gopinath Jatti, ACVO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, Temple DyEO Sri Haridranath, Peishkar Sri Lokanadham and others took part.
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Tirumala Brahmotsavam 2019 – Day 2

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Veenadhaari sways in style on Hamsa Vahanam

Tirumala, 1 Oct. 19 – Day 2 Evening

  • On the second day evening of the ongoing annual Brahmotsavams Lord Malayappaswamy is taken out in procession on Hamsa (Swan) as his carrier in the attire of Goddess Saraswathi, holding Veena in both the hands.
  • Hamsa or swan means ‘pure’. Hamsa is believed to have a high intellectual capability and can distinguish the good from the bad. Because of this capacity, Hamsa is also symbolized as the vehicle of Goddess Saraswathi – the deity of wisdom.
  • By riding on Hamsa Vahanam Lord sent a message that He is the supreme God of learning and also the significance of education in turning around one’s life.
  • TTD Chairman Sri YV Subba Reddy, EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, Addl EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy, CVSO Sri Gopinath Jatti, ACVO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, Temple DyEO Sri Haridranath, Peishkar Sri Lokanadham and others took part.
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Navaneeta Krishna dazzles on Chinna Sesha Vahanam

Tirumala, 1 Oct. 19 – Day 2 Morning

  • On the second day of the ongoing annual Brahmotsavams at Tirumala on Tuesday morning, the processional deity of Sri Malayappa Swamy was taken out on a celestial ride on Chinna Sesha Vahanam.
  • As the lord glided on the five hooded Serpent King Vasuki with all His divine splendor along the four Mada streets, the devotees chanted Govinda…Govinda with utmost devotion.
  • The devotees who witnessed the celestial procession of Lord on Peddasesha Vahanam on first day-night has cherished His divine solo presence on Chinna Sesha Vahanam on second day morning.
  • The Lord appeared with all resplendence holding butter ball in one hand and flute in another hand and blessed His devotees.
  • TTD Chairman Sri YV Subba Reddy, EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, Addl EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy, CVSO Sri Gopinath Jatti, ACVO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, Temple DyEO Sri Haridranath, Peishkar Sri Lokanadham were present.
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Tirumala Brahmotsavam 2019 – Day 1

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Tirumala Annual Brahmotsavam kick starts with Pedda Sesha Vahanam

Tirumala, 30 Sep. 19 – Day 1, Evening

  • On the first day evening of the ongoing annual Brahmotsavams of Sri Venkateswara Swamy at Tirumala,  Sri Malayappa Swamy took a celestial ride on Pedda Sesha Vahanam on Monday evening.
  • The first vahana seva of the 16 celestial carrier processions of Brahmotsavam-2019, the Serpent Carrier Seva commenced amidst a grand fanfare of hundreds of artisans from all over the country presenting bhajans, kolatas while folk dancers presenting mythological themes to enthrall the devotees who thronged the four Mada streets.
  • The utsava idols of Malayappa Swamy flanked on either side by His two divine consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi mounted atop the golden Pedda Sesha Vahanam blessed devotees.
  • The Pedda shesha vahanam is symbolic with Dhyana Bhakti. The darshan of Lord on this seven hooded serpent king vahanam is seen as a blessing for all devotees and shower of good fortunes, prosperity and good health.
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AP CM YS Jagan offers Silk Vastrams to Sri Venkateswara Swami

Tirumala, 30 Sep. 19

  • The CM of Andhra Pradesh Sri  Y S Jaganmohan Reddy offered silk vastrams to Sri Venkateswara Swamy on behalf of State Government, as a part of the official tradition, to make such an offering during the annual Brahmotsavams at Tirumala.
  • Earlier the Chief Minister was adorned with traditional headgear by temple archaka at Sri Bedi Anjaneya Swamy temple. From there he carried the silk vastrams in a plate over his head amidst the chanting of Veda mantras with the accompaniment of Nadaswaram and Melam to the main temple.
  • Later he offered silk vastrams to the presiding deity in side temple and offered prayers to Sri Venkateswara Swamy. At Ranganayakula Mandapam he was rendered Vedasirvachanam by temple priests.
  • The CM later offered 80kilos 400grams of rice as Tulabhram and fulfilled his wish and also took part in Peddasesha Vahanam procession.
  • TTD Chairman Sri YV Subba Reddy, EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, Additional EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy, CVSO Sri Gopinath Jatti, District Collector Sri Narayana Bharat Gupta, Tirupati Urban SP Sri Anburajan and other officers were also present.
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Dhwajarohanam performed with religious fervour

Tirumala, 30 Sep. 19

  • The divine flag hoisting fete Dhwajarohanam for ensuing annual brahmotsavams in Tirumala temple was performed in the auspicious Meena Lagnam on Monday evening between 5.23 and 6pm.
  • Sri Sitamachari rendered services as Kankanabhattar for the fete and will be doing all the Vaidika programmes during brahmotsavams in the same capacity.
  • Earlier,  the celestial flag bearing the image of Garudalwar was taken on a procession along the mada streets before the Dhwaja Patam is hoisted on temple Dhwajasthambham in the prescribed Muhurtam.
  • TTD Trust Board Chairman Sri YV Subba Reddy,  EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, Additional EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy and others were also present.
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Ankurarpanam performed, Senadhipathi Utsavam held

Tirumala, 29 Sep. 19 – Evening

  • The festival of sowing of seeds,  Ankurarpanam was held as a prelude to annual brahmotsavams on Sunday evening.
  • As a part of it, Senadhipathi Utsavam was held where, the Universal Commander in Chief of Lord,  Sri Vishvaksenulavaru was taken on a celestial procession.
  • Later the seed sowing festival was carried out as per the tenets of Vaikhananasa Agama by the priests of the temple.
  • TTD Trust Board Chief Sri YV Subba Reddy, EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal,  Additional EO Sri AV Dharma, CVSO Sri Gopinath Jatti, ACVO  Sri Sivakumar Reddy and others took part.
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In the News today

President Kovind offered prayers at the Hill temple of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala

  • President Ramnath Kovind along with his family and entourage, offered prayers at the Hill temple of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala on Sunday.
  • The first citizen of India, who was on a two-day maiden visit to Tirumala, followed the temple tradition. He first offered prayers in Sri Bhu Varaha Swamy Temple located adjacent to Swami Pushkarini and later reached the Tirumala temple.
  • The Prez was welcomed by TTD Trust Board Chairman Sri YV Subba Reddy, EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal and Special Officer Sri AV Dharma Reddy on his arrival at Mahadwaram.
  • The temple priests offered him traditional Isthikaphal welcome amidst the chanting of Veda mantras accompanied by melam.
  • He was greeted by the Honourable Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana State Sri ESL Narasimhan who accompanied him for darshan.
  • President offered prayers in front of Lord Venkateswara, along with his spouse Savita Kovind and daughter Ms.Swati.
  • One of the chief priest’s of the temple Sri Venugopala Dikshitulu explained the significance of the presiding deity and the importance of jewels adorned to the Mula Virat.
  • After darshan of Lord, the EO explained the President about the Retractable Roof arranged from Padikavili to Dhwaja Mandapam to shield pilgrims from inclement weather conditions.
  • Later at Ranganayakula Mandapam, Vedasirvachanam was rendered to the Honourable President and His family. The Teertha prasadams, laminated photo frame of Lord and Sesha Vastram were presented to the President by TTD Chairman and EO.
  • H.H. Tirumala Pedda Jiyar Swamy, H.H. Chinna Jiyar Swamy were also present during the prayers.

YSR Congress State party office in Tadepalli to be fully functional in ten days: V Vijaysai Reddy

  • YSR Congress senior leader and RS MP V Vijaysai Reddy visited the party’s new state office nearing completion in Tadepalli.
  • He inspected the premises and told the media that the office will be fully functional in ten days.
  • Party activities in all the 13 districts of the State will be coordinated from here he said.
  • He also said that the party is preparing itself to face the Local bodies elections slated for Oct-Nov.

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.

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