KALYANA VENKATESWARA SWAMY TAKES OF CELESTIAL RIDE ON CHANDRA PRABHA VAHANAM
Srinivasa Mangapuram, 25 February 2014: On the evening of seventh day of the Srivari Brahmotsavam at Srinivasa Mangapuram near Tirupati, the presiding deity Lord Venkateswara rides atop a Chandra Prabha Vahanam in the form of Sri Venugopala swamy to the delight of thousands of devotees who gather around the four mada streets to witness the divine event.
Chandra, or the moon stands for promoting medicinal values among living beings including plants.
As per the scripts in the “Purushottam Praptiyagam” Chandra is described as Lord Vishnu who as an invisible architect evolved solutions for all ills of the society. The Saint exponent Geeta Charya says “Nakshatrana Aham Shashi” (I am a spot on the moon) indicating the presence of moon as an integral part of the celestial system.
TTD JEO Sri Pola Bhaskar, DyEO Sri Sridhar, AEO Sri Dhanajeyulu, Suptd Sri Dinakar Raju, Temple Staff and large number of devotees took part.
ISSUED BY THE TTD PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI