LORD SURYA NARAYANA MURTHY TO TAKE CELESTIAL RIDE ON SURYA PRABHA
TIRUMALA, FEB 4, 2014: In connection with the “Surya Jayanthi Mahotsavam” on February 6, the Lord Malayappa Swamy in the guise of Lord Suryanarayana Murthy will take celestial ride on the finely decked “Surya Prabha” Vahanam.
The festival which is also known as “Ratha Sapthami” is considered to be one of the most important festivals after Brahmotsavams and Vaikuntha Ekadasi. Usually the Lord will take ride on 16 vahanams during annual nine-day brahmotsavams while the Lord blesses the devotees on seven vahanams on a single day starting from early hours to late hours on this auspicious day. This is the reason why Radhasapthami is also called “Mini Brahmotsavam”.
Schedule of the vahanam timings:
5.30am to 8:00am Suryaprabha(sun rise time is 6.43am)
9:00am to 10:00am Chinna Sesha
11:00am to 12:00noon Garuda
1:00pm to 2:00pm Hanumantha
2:00pm to 3:00pm Chakrasnanam
4:00pm to 5:00pm Kalpavriksha
6:00pm to 7:00pm Sarvabhoopala
8:00pm to 9:00pm Chandraprabha
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI