GOVINDARAJA RIDES ‘SIMHA VAHANAM’
Tirupati, 2 June 2017: Lord Govindaraja rode the lion in the morning and majestically on Friday as part of the ongoing annual Brahmotsavams.
On the third day of the nine-day fete, the deity was taken on ‘Simha Vahanam’ around the temple precincts. Led by the elephants, horses and bulls forming part of the temple paraphernalia, the procession of the deity on the celestial carrier ‘Simha’ attracted the attention of one and all. ‘Stotra Vangmayam’ says the Lord appears as a fierce lion in the heart of the demons and it is hence, the Lord, depicted as personification of valour, is taken on the lion.
Sri Sadagopa Ramanuja Pedda Jeeyar, Sri Govinda Ramanuja Chinna Jeeyar, Deputy Executive Officer (Local Temples) Smt Varalakshmi, AEO Sri Raju, ACVSO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, Exe Engg Sri Jagadeeswara Reddy, Temple Suptd Sri Dayakar and Vigilance Guard Officer Govinda Reddy took part.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI