On the sunny morning of the on-going annual Brahmotsavams of Lord Venkateswara the processional deity of Lord Malayappa Swamy was taken out in a grand procession on ‘Chinna Sesha Vahanam’ around the holy mada’ streets encircling the holy shrine. Thousands of devotees witnessed the divine procession which lasted for over two hours as he one km procession of the Chinna Sesha Vahanam was preceded by devotional bhajan roupes and the Vedic pundits reciting holy hymns.
The grand procession of Lord Venkateswara on the second day of Salakatla Brahmotsavam on the beautiful Hamsa Vahanam is colourful feast to the tens of thousands of eyes. Lord Venkateswara as Malayappa swamy blessed his devotees as Veenapani Saraswati atop Hamsa or Swan. Swan or Hamsa also stands out for its capabilities to weed out the good from the bad. In other words the celestial bird is known for its in-born virtues to segregate the milk from water in a pot of this mixed liquid. This denotes that Lord Venkateswara as Hamsa vahanaroodha(the rider of swan vehicle) will weed out the bad qualities in a human being and retain only the good virtues. Srivari Hamsa Vahanam denotes the significance attached towards selfless service of everyone towards mankind and that ego and personal pride would keep them away from Lord Venkateswara and his divine blessings.
The following are the photos taken during this event:
Courtesy: Sri Sekhar, TTD