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Brahmotsavam At Srinivasa Mangapuram – Day 8

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Religious fervour marked the penultimate day of annual Brahmotsavams at Srinivasa Mangapuram as thousands of devotees flocked to witness the Lord , flanked by His Consorts, ride the mighty chariot during the Rathotsavam, here on Saturday. The event, held between 8 a.m. and 9.30 a.m., began with pomp and gaiety as people competed to pull the chariotencircling the shrine. In addition, cultural programmes by ‘bhajan’ troupes in front of the chariot stood out as the special attraction during the fete.

Lord Kalyana Venkateswara rides his horse chariot in the evening of eighth day of the ongoing annual brahmotsavams of Lord Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy at Srinivasa Mangapuram and enthralls pilgrims who descend to the hill town as the festival reaches a crescendo and marches towards conclusion. The Ashwa Vahanam procession denotes one of his most popular and well received avatars Kalki – a Good Samaritan who fights the evil and protects the righteous and good things in the Kaliyuga. The Kalki avatar of Lord Venkateswara is hailed as the most significant in the celestial lore’s of Malayappa. The Horse (Ashwa) is described as the only living being to get a rare and unique opportunity to witness the first meeting of Lord Venkateswara and his consort Goddess Padmavati, their romance which finally culminated in love and wedding. The Aswa Vahanam of Lord Venkateswara sends message to everyone to keep way from Kali-dosha and continuously pray and sing the keertans of lord to wardoff the impact of wrong doings.

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The following are the photos taken during the Utsavam:

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Courtesy: Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam

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