Gaja Vahanam Tirumala Brahmotsavam
SRI VARI ANNUAL BRAHMOTSAVAM- PROCESSION OF GAJA VAHANAM
Tirumala, On the evening of the sixth day of the Bramha Utsavam, the image of God is taken out in a procession on the vehicle of the great elephant. Made in the image of elephant, the vehicle is covered in gold and is the most majestic among all the vehicles of the utsavam. Lord Venkateswara enthralled the devotees on the Gaja Vahanam. Elephant has been a vehicle of the Tirumala deity from time immemorial.
The richness of hindu mythology lies in its generosity to provide a respectable position of worship even for various species of fauna. Starting from Cow to Crow each of these creatures have a revered place in Hindu scriptures. Among those blessed creatures, the mighty elephant occupies a pride place being the vehicle of Goddess Laxmi Devi, the Consort of Lord Vishnu. To appease His consort as well to bless the devotees with prosperity lord takes a pleasure ride on Gaja Vahanam.
The procession of Lord Malayappa well decorated with jewellery of pearls, diamonds and other precious stones atop the Elephant vehicle is a celestial sight for all of his devotees.
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