6th DAY OF SRIVARI SALAKATLA BRAHMOTSAVAM-HANUMANTHA VAHANAM ON OCT 10
Day 6-Hanumantha Vahanam
Tirumala, October 10, 2013: On the sixth day of Srivari Brahmotsavam, the presiding deity Lord Venkateswara gives darshan to his devout followers on the Hanuman Vahanam.
Hanuman is considered one of the top devotees of Lord Vishnu in one of his avatars as Lord Rama. He is also hailed as a exponent of all four vedas, Nava vyakarana pundit and destroyer of Lanka.
Hanuman is considered as an embodiment of Wisdom, Muscle power, success, Braveness, health, over active, fearless and common sense. One of the hillocks on the Tirumala hill range is also named as Anjanadri. He is also known as Vayu Putra of Anjana born out of power of ‘tapas’, Hanuman.
As done ardent devotee who carried Sri Rama on his shoulders, Hanumans association with Lord Venkateswara, an incarnation of Lord Rama is nothing unusual. It is said that Lord Sri Rama had taught the secrets of Atma Tatva to his most loyal disciple, Hanuman. The Sita Ramanjaneya Samvadam is the basic theme of a Telugu poetry of yester years.
Thus the darshan of Lord Venkateswara along with Hanuman is considered not only auspicious but also as an high intellectual association. “The appearance of both Lord Rama and Hanuman is said to inspire the pundits for an extensive exploration of Vedic scriptures and promote righteous life style “says Dr. A.V. Ramana Dikshitulu, the chief priest of TTD.
Hanuman is also described as Bhavishyat Brahma for his blessings and acts denote a special and spiritual path for everyone to abide and to lead a peaceful and prosperous livelihood.
Special light arrangements besides, public toilets, drinking water, First Aid and Ambulance are made around the holy four Mada streets to provide a total eyeful view of the procession of Vahanam. Cultural troupes comprising of dancers from all regions etc., precede the Vahanam procession of Lord Venkateswara.
The event is broadcast by the Sri Venkateswara Bhakti channel which has set up live coverage of the event with its state of art equipment to give a glimpse of the Brahmotsvam event to lakhs of devotees all over the world. The SVBC also offered free signal to all electronic channels of not only the Vahanam procession but also all events in the Temple shrine during the nine day Brahmotsavam.
Chairman TTDs Sri K.Bapi Raju, Executive Officer Sri MG Gopal, JEOs Sri K.S.Sreenivasa Raju, Sri P.Venkatarami Reddy, CV&SO Sri GVG Ashok Kumar, DyEO’s Chinnamgari Ramana, Sri Munirathnam Reddy Sri Rama Rao, Addl C.V.&S.O Sri Sivakumar Reddy, Temple Peishkar Sri R.Selvam and others took part.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI