The curtains have come down for the nine-day mega religious fete of annual Brahmotsavams of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala with Chakrasnana Mahotsavam on Thursday morning. The temple priests performed snapana tirumanjanam to Utsavarulu and Sri Sudarshana Chakrattalwar reciting Purusha-Sri-Bhu Suktams as per Vaikhanasa Agamavidhi. The Sudarshana Chakram-the spinning, disc-like weapon with 108 serrated edges is often depicted as Ayudhapurusha(anthropomorphic form) of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu. As Sudarshana Chakra is considered as the subordinate figure of Lord, the Vedic scholars performed Chakra a Snanam with religious ecstasy to this Ayudhapurusha. According to the Puranas, Sudarshana Chakra is used for the ultimate destruction of an enemy. There is yet another significance, the word Sudarshana means “vision of which is auspicious”. Hence Sudarshana is generally worshiped during Homas or rituals or religious events to ward off negative powers or vibrations. This is significant feature in performing chakra snanam to the holy disc during Brahmotsavams and other important festivals. In Tirumala, Chakrasnanam is performed to Chakrattalwar four times in a year during annual Brahmotsavams, Vaikuntha Dwadasi, Rathasapthami and during Anantha Padmanatbha Vratam. Dwaja Avarohanam was performed at Dwajasthambam inside Sri Vari Temple on the concluding day of Sri Vari Annual Brahmotsavam at Tirumala on Thursday night. Earlier processional diety of Lord Malayappaswamy along with His consorts were taken out in procession on gold tiruchi around four mada streets.
The following are the photos taken during the Utsavam:
Courtesy: Sekhar Perumal, TTD