LORD AS “VENUGOPALA” MUSES ON CHINNA SESHA VAHANAM
Tirumala, 15 October 2015: Thousands of devotees witnessed the procession of Chinna Sesha vahanam organized on the second day of the on-going nine-day annual Navaratri Brahmotsavams of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala on Thursday morning.
The processional deity of Lord Malayappa Swamy mounted atop the golden Chinna Sesha vahanam was taken out on a grand procession around the mada streets encircling the sacred shrine providing a divine feast to the eyes of the congregated devotees. While scores of cultural and bhajan troupes who danced in tandem to the rhythmic beat of the traditional drums preceded the procession, the ‘Veda Gosti’ – a band of Sri Vaishnavite scholars headed by both the senior and junior pontiffs of the hill temple formed the front of the colourful procession which lasted for more than two hours.
Adding to the grandeur was half-a-dozen well trained caparisoned elephants, horses and bulls that marched in all their majesty behind the Brahma Ratham much to the delight of the assembled devotees.
According to the mythology, it is believed that Chinna Sesha is the personification of Vasuki – the king of serpents. On the second day morning the Lord is taken out in a procession on Vasuki – the five hooded snake as His vehicle. In Bhagavad Gita Lord Sri Krishna says He is Vasuki among the serpents.To make the human race conscious of the divine Kundalini energy which enables one reach the 8.4 millionth manifestations – the last in the cosmic life cycle, the Lord rides Chinna Sesha Vahanam.
TTD Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy, TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao, JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, CVSO Sri Nagendra Kumar, Addl CVSO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, Temple DyEO Sri Chinnamgari Ramana, Peishkar Sri R Selvam, Temple Staff and and large number of devotees took part.
ISSUED BY TTD PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI