Tiruchanur, 25 Nov 2011- The Goddess Sri Padmavathi Devi seated on mighty golden divine elephant vehicle, enthralled the devotees with all splendour and grandeur on the fifth-day night on the occasion of the most famous “ Gaja Vahanam” procession on Friday as part of the ongoing nine-day Karthika Brahmotsavams at Tiruchanoor.
Like Garuda Vahanam which is considered to be most important vehicle for Lord Venkateswara, similarly GajaVahanam is often considered as the prominent of vehicles of Goddess Padmavathi. This significance for Divine elephant has been attributed in various ways with many puranic references. Elephant is not only considered mighty just because of its size but of its intelligence, martial skills and divinity. Goddess Pamdavathi represents wealth, prosperity, brightness, light, wisdom, fortune, fertility, generosity and courage. She symbolizes royal elegance, beauty, grace and charm and hence she prefers to take a pleasure ride on the “Royal Elephant” which is her favourite ride during the Brahmotsavams.