CHINNA SESHA VAHANAM-THE SEPENT KING IMPORTANT TO BOTH LORD VISHNU AND SHIVA
Tirumala, 4 October 2016: On the second day morning on Tuesday, the processional deity of Lord Sri Malayappa Swamy all alone takes a pride ride on the cute, five-hooded serpent king Vasuki.
According to Hindu mythology it is the divine snake which is associated to both Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. In Samudra Madhanam, the deities and asuras used Vasuki as the rope and Mandhara Parvata as axle for churning the milk ocean to obtain divine nectar-Amritam under the instructions of Lord Vishnu.
Another interesting story makes rounds, that during Samudra Madhanam, Lord Shiva stretched His hands and the mammoth Serpent Vasuki became his wrist garment and He carried it to churn milky ocean.
In this way, Seprent King Vasuki is associated with both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu and attained an important place in Hindu Mythology. Vasuki is considered to be the King of Nagas.
By taking ride on this vehicle, the Lord enlightens pilgrims, that in spite of his mightiness, Lord Vasuki remained humble and patient for a good cause while Devatas and Asuras were churning the milk ocean using him as rope. So it gives a clear message that it is not our mightiness that makes us great but our patience and politeness.
TTD Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy, TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao, CVSO Sri G Srinivas, Temple DyEO Sri Rama Rao, Peishkar Sri R Selvam, Board Members Sri Sandra Venkata Veeraiah, Sri AV Ramana, Sri DP Anantha, Sri Bhanuprakash Reddy and devotees took part.
ISSUED BY PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs,TIRUPATI