Srivari Brahmotsavam in Tirupati commenced on Sep 16, 2015. This festival marks the day when Lord Brahma first worshiped Lord Srinivasa. During the festival, Lord Malyappa (the Lord of Malayadesha), is adorned in various alankaras (shringar) and is taken on the procession around the temple. The Lord gives His darshan seated on many vahanas like sesha vahana, kalpa vriksha vahana, simha vahana, etc. Brahmotsavam in the grandest festival celebrated in this temple.
This festival is celebrated in the month of Ashvina (September-October) and is the largest Brahmotsava festival celebrated amongst all the temples. Devotees from all over the world throng to Tirumala to witness this grand ceremony of Lord Srinivasa.
Below are the glimpses of the ongoing Srivari Brahmotsavams in Tirupati. (We will update this page daily)
Day 06: Hanumad Vahana, Swarna Ratha Utsava & Gaja Vahana
On this day, Lord Malayappa adorns Himself as Lord Rama and rides on His servant Hanuman. It is said that Lord Rama can live without Sita but He cannot live without His bow. It is because He is always protecting His devotees. In the evening, the Swarna Ratha Utsava of the Lord is celebrated followed by the Gaja Vahana.
Day 05: Garuda Seva & Pallaki Utsavam
On the 5th day of Brahmotsavam in Tirupati, the Lord of seven Hills mounts His Garuda Vahana and gives darshan to devotees. On this day, a garland from Srivilliputtur is sent for the Lord. This garland is considered as the representative of Goddess Andal. During noon, the Lord gives darshan as Nachiyar in Pallaki Utsava.
Day 04: Kalpa-vriksha Vahana & Sarva Bhupala Vahana
Lord Malyappa gives darshan as Sri Rajagopalam in the Kalpa-vriksha vahana. Kalpa-vriksha is the desire fulfilling tree. It can produce any fruit desired. These trees are available only in Vaikuntha, the transcendental abode of the Lord. During the Brahmotsavam in Tirupati, Lord gives darshan on this vahana in order to fulfill the desires of His devotees. In the evening the Lord gives darshan in Kaliya Narthana alankara on Sarvabhupala Vahana.
Day 03: Simha Vahana & Muthyala Mantapa
On the third day of the Brahmotsava, Lord rides Simha Vahana in the morning and in Muthyala Pallaki during evening. On the Simha Vahana, the Lord gives darshan as Sri Yoga Narasimha. The Lord rides on the lion signifying the Supreme power. On the Muthyala pallaki the Supreme Lord Malyappa amuses His devotees by giving darshan in Bakasura-vadha Alankara.
Day 02: Chinna Sesha Vahana & Hamsa Vahana
On the second day of Brahmotsavam in Tirupati, the Lord adorns Himself as the Murali Kannan during the first half of the festival. The Supreme Lord Krishna, enchants the entire universe by the sweet sound of His flute. He rides on Vasuki, the king of serpents. In the evening, Lord adorns Himself as Vidya Lakshmi and enchants the onlookers. It is said that even beauty personified cannot compare to the beauty of the Lord. In Vidya Lakshmi Alankara, Lord rides on Hamsa Vahana.
Day 01: Dhvaja Arohana & Pedda Sesha Vahana
Dhvaja arohana marks the beginning of Srivari Brahmotsavam in Tirupati. During this ceremony, the flag embarking Garuda, is hoisted in the temple. All the devatas from various parts of the universe are invited to witness the ceremony of the Lord. The Lord gives His darshan on Pedda Sesha Vahana or Periya Sesha Vahana. Pedda / Periya means big. This vahana signifies Lord Ananta Sesha, the serpent-bed, on which the Lord is resting in Vaikuntha.
Please note that these photos are the courtesy of TTD. They are used only for the pleasure of the devotees and spreading the name of Lord Srinivasa in Tirupati. They have been taken from the Facebook Timeline of Vijay.0