WHILE LORD IS PARABRAHMA-GARUDA IS VEDATMA
GARUDA SEVA BASED ON “PANCHAVARNA RAHASYA”
LAKHS WITNESS GARUDA VAHANAM
Tirumala, 7 October 2016: On the fifth day evening, on Friday, as a part of the ongoing Srivari Sallakatla Brahmotsavams, Lord took celestial ride on His most favourite vehicle, Garuda Vahanam, in all His splendour and majesty.
kapilaksham Garutmantam Suvarna Sadrusa Prabham
Dirghabahum Brihatskandham Vande Nagangabhushanam
Garuda-the divine bird is the King of aves with gigantic Golden Wings and he is often revered as the “Soul of Vedas” in Hindu mythology.
In Garuda Panchakshari Mantri, there are only five letters, so the festival of Garuda is hailed as PANCHAVARNA RAHASYA, is being performed on fifth day. In this connection, the Garuda Seva is performed on the fifth day during Brahmotsavams.
GARUDA IN VARIOUS SERVICES OF LORD
The divine bird is blessed to serve His beloved Master in different forms during annual Brahmotsavams. Garuda stands on the temple flag post. He serves Lord as carrier. The grand event ends by descending the Garuda flag on the last day.
TIRUMALA REVERBERATES TO GOVINDA NAMA
Even as the Garuda Vahana Seva commenced on the pleasant evening on Friday, the entire Tirumala echoed with “Edukondalavada Venkataramana..Govinda Govinda” that emanated out of the devotion filled voices of lakhs of pilgrims who converged to catch a glimpse of Lord Malayappa Swamy on His favourite carrier.
Over five lakhs people have witnessed this mega religious fete in the hill town which is filled with spiritual fervour, joy and pomp.
TTD Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy, TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao, JEOs Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, Sri Pola Bhaskar, TTD Trust Board Members Sri AV Ramana, Sri DP Anantha, Sri Sandra Venkata Veeraiah, Sri G Bhanuprakash Reddy, Sri Krishnamurthy, Sri Sekar, Sri Narsa Reddy, Smt Suchitra Ella, Temple DyEO Sri Rama Rao, Peishkar Sri R Selvam, TTD Officials and devotees took part.
ISSUED BY PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs,TIRUPATI