WHEN GODDESS TAKES RIDE ON ADISESHA AS VENKATANADHA
Tiruchanur, 27 November 2016: As a part of the ongoing annual brahmotsavams of Tiruchanoor, the Goddess Padmavathi in all Her splendour took celestial ride on Pedda Sesha Vahanam in the guise of “Venkatanadha” and blessed Her devotees.
When Chinna Sesa Vahanam implies to Vasuki Naga, Pedda Sesha Vahanam is for Adi Sesha, the 1000 hooded mighty snake in Hindu scriptures on which Lord Vishnu rests. Here the Pedda Sesha vahana will have seven hoods.
‘Adi’ is a common prefix in the Sanskrit language, denoting “in the beginning”, “the first” or “the original”. Śeṣa means “residue”. Śeṣa is also one of many words for “snake”. In this case it implies the snake’s characteristic quality of shedding its skin. It slithers away, “reborn” as something new, but it leaves behind the cast-off skin, its residue.
Hence, Adishesha can be understood as “the primordial snake”. This metaphor is the basis of a common theme in yoga philosophy; the idea that all of our actions whether mental or physical, are intrinsically imperfect and incomplete due to our impermanent nature. Our actions therefore leave a residue, creating karma which then becomes the basis of necessary future action.
By taking ride on the mighty serpent, the Goddess taught her devotees to do the work with sincerity and leave the results to the almighty.
Tirupati JEO Sri P Bhaskar, Sp Gr Dy E O Sri Munirathnam Reddy, ACVSO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, VGO Smt Sadalakshmi, AEO Sri Radhakrishna were also present.
Tirupati JEO Sri P Bhaskar released Kannada CD “Kolu Hadu” in front of Pedda Sesha Vahanam on Sunday morning.
Lyrics penned by renowned Dasa Sri Mohana Dasa who preached the importance of Bhakti Cult with simple words in Kolatam mode of folklore.
This was sung by Smt Divya Giridhar, Smt Ramya Praveen, Smt Sandhya Srinath and Ms Janani Hamsini. The CD was recorded by TTD SV Recording Project.
The project Special Officer and temple Sp Gr DyEO Sri Munirathnam Reddy, Dasa Sahitya Special Officer Sri Anandateerthacharyulu were also present.
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