LORD KALYANA VENKTESWARA SWAMY TAKES A CELESTIAL RIDE ON KALPA VRUKSHA VAHANAM
Srinivasa Mangapuram, 13 Feb,2015: On the fourth day of Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temle Brahmotsavam, Lord Kalyana Venkateswara along with His consorts being the boon giver takes ride on Kalpa Vruksha to bless his devotees with their sought after and wishful desires for which they vow to serve and worship him whole-heartedly.
On the celestial tree Kalpa Vruksha vahanam, Lord Kalyana Venkateswara went on a pleasure ride around the four-mada streets surrounding the temple giving darshan to thousands of people to witness the grand procession in the ongoing Brahmotsavams. Legend says that Kalpa Vruksha was one of the elements that erupted when the Adisesha placed his vice grip on the Mandara Mountain where the Devatas- Demons tried to steal the Amrutam (celestial liquid).
Srimad Bhagavatham says that all those who took shelter under Kalpa vruksha will not have problems of starvation and poverty. The use of Kalpa Vruksha vahanam by Lord Venkateswara also denotes the importance given to environment, greenery and promotion of forests and cleans and pollution free atmosphere.
Legends also hail Lord Venkateswara himself as a ‘Kalpa Vriksha’ as he blesses every devotee with boons sought by them. The Kalpa Vruksha Vahanam of Lord Venkateswara is a magnificent sight of greenery as it is adorned with not only Kalpa Vruksha but also with the celestial elements of Kamadhenu and Chintamani which are also known for granting all boons to their devotees indicating that Lord Venkateswara was embodiment of all the three divine elements.
DyEO Sri Sridhar, AEO Sri Dhanajeyulu, VGO Sri Ravindra Reddy, Temple Staff and large number of devotees took part.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI