PEDDA SESHA VAHANAM PROCESSION ON NOVEMBER 15
Tirumala, 13 November 2015: As one of the most auspicious Hindu Festivals Nagula Chavithi falls on November 15, the processional deity of Lord Sri Malayappa Swamy will be taken on a celestial cavalcade on His one of the favourite vehicles, Pedda Sesha Vahanam.
Nagula Chavithi is observed on the fourth day after Deepavali Amavasya. According to Hindu mythology, Adishesha is the king of Serpents, one of the primal beings of creation.
In the Puranas, Shesha is described to hold all the planets of the universe on his hoods and to constantly sing the glories of the Lord Maha Vishnu from all his mouths in 1000 hoods. He is sometimes referred to as Ananta Shesha, which translates as endless-Shesha or Adishesha “first Shesha”. It is said that when Adishesa uncoils, time moves forward and creation takes place and when he coils back, the universe ceases to exist.
Hence Lord Maha Vishnu is often depicted as resting on Shesha. Shesha is also considered a servant as well as a manifestation of Vishnu. He serves Lord Maha Vishnu in various forms as His Master’s celestial bed, jewel, umbrella etc. Lord Sri Venkateswara who is also considered to be the incarnation of Lord Maha Vishnu chose Adisesha as His first and foremost vehicle in Vahana sevas during brahmotsavams.
Meanwhile on Sunday, November 15 evening, the Lord Malayappa Swamy flanked by His two Consorts, Sridevi and Bhudevi, will take a pleasure ride on the seven-hooded Pedda Sesha Vahanam between 7pm and 9pm in Tirumala.
TTD top brass officials and pilgrims devotees will take part in this celestial fete.
ISSUED BY TTD PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI