SIMHA VAHANAM IMPLIES THAT LORD IS OMNIPRESENT
Tirumala, 5 October 2016: On the third day on Wednesday, Lord Sri Malayappa Swamy as Yoga Murthi took a pride ride on the ferocious Simha Vahanam and blessed the devotees in Tirumala as a part of the ongoing annual srivari brhamotsavams.
According to the theology of Vaishnavism, Narasiṁhavataram, the ferocious half lion and half man incarnation of Lord Maha Vishnu indicates the omnipresence of God. This incarnation depicts that the God’s willingness and ability to come to the aid of His devotees, no matter how difficult or impossible the circumstances may appear to be, if the devotees sincerely pray Him.
Bhakta Prahlada’s devotion indicates that pure devotion is not one of birth rights but of character. Prahlada, although born an asura-demon, demonstrated the greatest bhakti to God, and endured much, without losing faith.
There are several forms of Narasiṁha, but nine forms are most important and they are collectively known as Nava-Narasiṁha, which includes-
On third day morning the Lord in sitting posture indicates as “Yoga Narasimhamurthy” the icon of Gnana and Bhakti tatvas.
TTD Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy, TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao, JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, TTD Trust Board Members Sri AV Ramana, Sri DP Anantha, Sri Sandra Venkata Veeraiah, Sri G Bhanuprakash Reddy, Temple DyEO Sri Rama Rao, Peishkar Sri R Selvam, TTD Officials and devotees took part.
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