“AYUDHAPURUSHA” GETS CELESTIAL “AVABRIDAM”
TIRUMALA, 11 October 2016: The celestial nine-day Navahnika Salakatla Srivari Brahmotsavams has come to a grand conclusion with Chakrasnana Mahotsavam on Tuesday morning.
Prior to the mega religious fete, palanquin festival or Pallaki Utsavam was held in connection with the culmination of the event, where in the utsavarulu were brought from Tirumala temple to Swami Pushkarini located opposite to Sri Bhu Varahaswamy temple.
SNAPANAM TO DEITIES
Later the processional deities of Sri Malayappa Swamy , Sridevi and Bhudevi were seated on the special peetham, along with Sri Sudarshana Chakrattalwar, the holy discus or disc which is considered to be the fierce form of Lord. Later the temple priests performed snapana tirumanjanam to Utsavarulu and Sri Sudarshana Chakrattalwar reciting Purusha-Sri-Bhu Suktams as per Vaikhanasa Agamavidhi.
The Sudarshana Chakram-the spinning, disc-like weapon with 108 serrated edges is considered as the sub-ordinate figure of Lord. The Vedic scholars performed Chakra a Snanam with religious ecstasy to this “Ayudhapurusha”.
DESTRUCTOR OF EVIL FORCES
According to the Puranas, Sudarshana Chakra is used for the ultimate destruction of an enemy. The word Sudarshana means “vision of which is auspicious”. Hence Sudarshana is generally worshiped during Homas or rituals or religious events to ward off negative powers or vibrations. This is significant feature in performing chakra snanam to the holy disc during Brahmotsavams and other important festivals.
CHAKRA SANAM PERFORMED IN TIRUMALA FOUR TIMES A YEAR
In Tirumala, Chakrasnanam is performed to Chakrattalwar four times in a year during annual Brahmotsavams, Vaikuntha Dwadasi, Rathasapthami and during Anantha Padmanatbha Vratam.
SWAMY PUSHKARINI FILLED WITH DEVOTIONAL WAVES
The serene waters of Swamy Pushkarini vibrated to rhythmic recitation of mantras on Thursday morning. The huge LED screens displayed on the four sides of Pushkarini have given the complete view of Chakrasnana Mahotsavam episode to the tens of thousands of pilgrims who converged to take a holy bath. The devotees chanting Govinda Namas took holy dip as soon as the Chakrattalwar was given sacred Avabridasnanam.
TTD Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy, TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao, JEOs Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, Sri Pola Bhaskar, CVSO Sri G Srinivas, TTD Trust Board Members Sri AV Ramana, Sri DP Anantha, Dr Hari Prasad, Sri Sandra Venkata Veeraiah, Sri G Bhanuprakash Reddy, Sri Krishnamurthy, Sri Sekar, Sri Narsa Reddy, Smt Suchitra Ella, Sri Ramachandra Reddy, Temple DyEO Sri Rama Rao, Peishkar Sri R Selvam, TTD Officials and devotees took part.
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