Lord goes out on Kalpavriksha Vahanam

Published: 19th October 2012 10:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th October 2012 10:21 AM   |  A+A-


The processional deities of Lord Malayappaswamy flanked by his two consorts mounted atop the golden “Kalpavriksha Vahanam” were ceremoniously carried out in a grand procession around the mada streets on the fourth day of Navaratri Brahmotsavams here on Thursday.

The Lord, being the boon-giver, takes ride on Kalpavriksha to bless his devotees with their wishful desires.

The deity was also bedecked with very rare and precious jewels befitting the occasion. It is widely believed that worshipping the Lord on this particular day enables devotees fulfil their wishes.

Legend has it that Kalpavriksha was one of the elements that erupted when Adisesha placed his vice grip on the Mandara mountain where the Devas and Asuras tried to steal the Amrutam (celestial liquid).  Srimad Bhagavatham says that all those who took shelter under Kalpavruksha did not have problems of poverty.

The Kalpavruksha Vahanam of Lord Venkateswara is a magnificent sight of greenery as it is adorned with not only Kalpavruksha but also with the celestial elements of Kamadhenu and Chintamani which are also known for granting all boons to their devotees indicating that Lord Venkateswara was embodiment of all the three divine elements.  The use of Kalpavruksha Vahanam by the Lord  also denotes the importance given to environment and forests.

TTD chairman K Bapiraju, EO LV Subramanyam, joint executive officers KS Sreenivasa Raju,  P Venkatarami Reddy were present.


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