WHEN LORD RAMA RIDES ON MIGHTY GAJA
Tirupati, 23 March 2015: Lord Sri Rama took a celestial ride on Gaja Vahana on Monday evening and blessed His devotees.
In general, a Gaja personifies a number of positive attributes, including abundance, fertility and richness; boldness and strength; and wisdom and royalty.
Over a period of time encompassing several centuries, elephants became an important part of Indian life and society, particularly of religious tradition, the royalty, and the aristocratic segment of the society.
The legend states that Airavata, the first elephant, emerged from the churning of the ocean. There is another mythological account, which states that Brahma created elephants.An elephant is also one of several attributes of a Chakravartin, which he is expected to own to be bestowed with the title of Chakravatin, that is, the supreme and universal ruler.
To depict His supremacy and majesty, Lord Sri Rama blessed His devotees on the mammoth Gaja Vahanam on Monday.
JEO Sri Pola Bhaskar, DyEO Sri Bhupathi Reddy, ACVSO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, SE Sri Ramesh Reddy, EE Sri Jagadeswara Reddy, VGO Sri Raveendra Reddy, Supdt Sri Krishna Varma, Temple Inspectors Sri Sesha Reddy, Sri Murali, Temple Archaka Sri Nandu Swamy, Archakas Sri Kiran Swamy, Tarun Swamy and large number of devotees took part.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI