GODDESS TAKES RIDE ON SEVEN-HOODED SERPENT VEHICLE
TIRUCHANOOR, 9 December 2015: The Richie Rich Goddess Sri Padmavathi Devi blessed the devotees on the mighty seven hooded Adisesha on Pedda Sesha Vahanam on Wednesday morning, on the second day of annual Karthika Brahmotsavams in the famous temple of Tiruchanoor.
ARDENT SERVANT 1000 HOODED SNAKE OF LORD:
Adisesha-considered to be one of the ardent servants of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu who serves His Master in various ways as pillow, bed, ornament, umbrella etc. and reveals his “Saranagati Prapatti” which is the chief character of a noble servant. Aadi Sesha-the mighty serpent is said to have thousand heads. Here it is symbolically represented by seven hood on Peddasesha Vahanam.
ADISESHA SIGNIFIES EXISTENCE OF LIFE:
In puranas, Adisesha is sometimes referred to as Ananta Shesha, which translates as endless-Shesha or Adishesha “first Shesha”. It is said that when Adishesa uncoils, time moves forward and creation takes place and when he coils back, the universe ceases to exist. Even though the entire world is destroyed, Sesha remains and prepares for next creation.
CARRIER OF HIS MASTER’S CONSORT:
To appease His beloved master, Adisesha carries the chief mistress of His Master, Goddess Padmavathi Devi on his mighty hood on the second day as a part of the annual brahmotsavams of Tiruchanoor. The Goddess blessed Her devotees with her magnificent charm on the Pedda Sesha Vahanam.
TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao, JEO Sri Pola Bhaskar, Spl Gr DyEO Smt Chenchulakshmi, temple staff and devotees witnessed the celestial procession.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI