Monday, October 3, 2016

Pedda Sesha Vahanam at Tirumala Brahmotsavam 2016

Pedda Sesha Vahanam at Tirumala Brahmotsavam 2016

Brahmotsavam of Lord Venkateswara is the most glittering festival in the temple of Lord Venkateswara, the Lord of seven hills. The epithet Brahma itself signifies its grandeur and, rightly so, it draws multitudes of pilgrims from all over the country, transforming in the process the picturesque hill into a Kaliyuga Vaikuntha - A heaven on the earth.

Tirumala, 3 October 2016: The Vahana Sevas of Lord during the nine-day event of annual Srivari Brahmotsavams commenced with Pedda Sesha Vahana Seva in the pleasant evening of Monday at Tirumala.

Seated elegantly, flanked by His two consorts, Sridevi and Bhudevi on either sides, on the mighty seven hooded serpent vehicle, Pedda Sesha Vahana, the Lord Malayappa Swamy took a celestial ride in the four-mada streets of Tirumala on Monday evening.


In Bhagavat Gita, Lord Sri Krishna says, “I am Ananta among serpents”. Ananta or the Adisesha is the infinite divine serpent with its endless coils floating on the waters of creation upon which the Para Brahman rests.

Ananta represents the infinite eternal materiality or primal energy which is known as “Mula Prakriti”. Snakes are a symbol of alertness. They signify the raising of awareness as a result of meditation. They are a symbol of the energy that raises and opens up; energy which is alert and at the same time restfulness. They represent eternity and materiality, life as well as death.

Hence by taking divine ride on seven hooded mighty Pedda Sesha Vahanam, the Lord sends a message to His beloved devotees that it symbolises the three important phases of life, creation, preservation and destruction.

TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao, TTD Trust Board Members Sri AV Ramana, Dr Hari Prasad, Temple DyEO Sri Rama Rao, Peishkar Sri R Selvam and devotees took part.

First Day - October 3, 2016 – Dwarjarahanam (Morning)
Pedda Sesha Vahanam (Evening)

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