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Tirumala, 15 September 2018: On Saturday evening in the ongoing annual Brahmotsvams at Tirumala, Malayappa Swamy is taken out in a procession along with His consorts Sri Devi and Bhu Devi in a palanquin decorated with a canopy of pearls.
Pearl is said to be a symbol of purity and royalty.
Legend says that pearls, a produce of sea, is formed when the dew and rain drops into pearl chip in the ocean. Even Sri krishna wears pearl nose rings and necklaces and Lord Venkateswara is often hailed as “Alankara priya”(lover of decoration).
The 26th chapter of Padmapuranam refers to an umbrella made of pearls giving shade to Lord Vishnu. Several contemporary poets of the bygone days had described the hood of Adisesha giving cool shade of Pearl umbrella to the celestial deity.
Devotees were thrilled to see the Lord on the pearl wonder.
TTD EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, TTD Board members Sri Meda Ramakrishna Reddy, Smt Sudha Narayanamurthy, Sri Raghavendra Rao, Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, Temple DyEO Sri Haridranath, Peishkar Sri Ramesh and large number witnessed celestial procession.
ISSUED BY PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTD, TIRUPATI