LORD BLESSES PILGRIMS AS “GODDESS OF WISDOM”
TIRUMALA, 15 October 2015: Lord Sri Malayappa Swamy on Thursday evening was taken out on the charismatic Hamsa Vahanam draped in pleasant white silk vastrams as a part of the ongoing Navarathri Brahmotsavams.
The processional deity of Lord Malayappa Swamy seated majestically on Golden Swan, holding Veena in His hand was taken on a celestial procession around four mada streets.
In Puranas, Hamsa has many names viz. Sveta Garut, Chakranga, Kalakantha, Sitacchida, Sitapaksha, Manasalaya and Manasuka. Hamsa is the symbol of purity and has the intellectual capability of distinguishing good from bad. Hamsa is the bestower of Knowledge. Hamsa means Paramatma, Yogi, Guru and Mantra.
Hence, with all the above divine qualities, it becomes clear that Lord in the guise of Goddess of Wisdom-Saraswathi Devi depicts that He is remover of all sins and giver of all knowledge to lead a righteous life.
TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao, JEO Tirumala Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, TTD Trust board member Dr Hariprasad and others were also present. While tens of thousands of pilgrims witnessed the grandeur of Lord on Hamsa Vahana on the second day night with utmost devotion.
ISSUED BY TTD PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI