LORD KALYANA VENKATESWARA SWAMY TAKES RIDE ON SIMHA VAHANAM
Srinivasa Mangapuram, 21 February 2014: On the third day of the ongoing nine-day annual Brahmotsavam in Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple at Srinivasa Mangapuram near Tirupati, the processional deity of Lord Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy, mounted atop the `SIMHA VAHANAM’ in form of Yoga Narasimha Swamy, was taken out in a grand procession on Friday morning.
The incarnation of Lord Vishnu as the Mrugendrudu (most ferocious and strong among the animals-Lion) is an indication of Lord Venkateswara as a powerful entity born to punish the erring anti-social elements on the universe and devoted for protection of the righteous, poor and the weaker sections in the society. Being a Simha, is the fourth avatar of Lord Vishnu in his incarnation as ‘Narasimha’ whom the puranas and legends speak involumes for his drive against ‘Dushta’(wrong doors) and protection of the weak, poor and the god fearing persons.
In the Yoga shastra – a Lion was seen as an embodiment of power and speed. The valor of Lord Venkateswara who had made such an animal as his vehicle is thus displayed in abundance
DyEO Sri Sridhar, AEO Sri Dhanajeyulu, Temple Staff and large number of devotees took part.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI