7th DAY OF SRIVARI SALAKATLA BRAHMOTSAVAM-SURYAPRABHA VAHANAM
Tirumala, October 11, 2013: The procession of Lord Venkateswara on the seventh day of Srivari Salakatla Brahmotsavam atop the Suryaprabha Vahanam was an enthralling experience to all the devotees. The Tirumala deity rides atop a vehicle adorned by Surya, the sun god, who was the key architect of life of humans, animals and plants.
All devout offer prayers to Sun god every morning and the chanting of Gayatri Mantram triggers a divine energy among all. Surya rides the chariot driven by seven celestial horses. He spread light and health in the world and also removed away darkness which symbolized poverty, illiteracy and ignorance.
The Chariot of Surya Prabha of Lord Venkateswara is specially designed and flower arrangement is done by a special 20 member team of florists from Coimbatore. “The entire Surya Prabha design is made of jasmine flowers and laced with red and orange colored Kanakambara or Roses “says S. Srinivasulu, Temple official in charge of Gardens Department.
It is common belief the darshan of Surya Prabha Vahanam provided long life to all devotees and also relieved of all illness. On this occasion the people from all corners of the district bring their aged and sick parents to cure them with the sight of the Surya Prabha Vahanam procession.
Chairman TTDs Sri K Bapi Raju, Executive Officer Sri MG Gopal, JEOs Sri K.S.Sreenivasa Raju, Sri P.Venkatarami Reddy, CV&SO Sri GVG Ashok Kumar, DyEO’s Chinnamgari Ramana, Sri Rama Rao, Addl C.V.&S.O Sri Sivakumar Reddy, Temple Peishkar Sri R.Selvam and others took part.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI