TIRUMALA:The procession of Lord Venkateswara on the seventh day of Srivari Salakatla Brahmotsavam atop the Suryaprabha Vahanam was an enthralling experience for the devotees. The Tirumala deity rode atop a vehicle adorned by Surya, the Sun God, the key architect of life of humans, animals and plants.
The chariot of Surya Prabha of Lord Venkateswara is specially designed and flower arrangement is done by a special 20-member team of florists from Coimbatore. “The entire Surya Prabha design is made of jasmine flowers and laced with red and orange-coloured Kanakambara or Roses,” says S Srinivasulu, temple official incharge of Gardens Department.
It is the common belief that the darshan of Surya Prabha Vahanam would provide long life to devotees and also provide relief to them them from illnesses. The people from all parts of the district bring their aged and sick parents with the hope that their illness would be cured by having darshan of the Lord during the Surya Prabha Vahanam procession.
Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy, executive officer Dr D Sambasiva Rao, joint executive officers K S Sreenivasa Raju, Pola Bhaskar, SP (Urban) Gopinath Jatti, CV & SO Nagendra Kumar, Board members Suchithra Ella, Hariprasad, Raghavendra Rao, AV Ramana, Vaidyanathan Krishnamoorthy, Sandra Venkata Veeraiah, G Bhanuprakash Reddy, ACVSO Sivakumar Reddy, DyEO of temple Chinnamgari Ramana, Peishkar R Selvam, Parpathyedar Ajay and others were present.