Garuda Vahanam Tirumala
Garuda Vahanam: Garuda, the king of birds, is the favorite vehicle of Lord Sri Venkateswara, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. The image of Garuda is also seen on the divine flag of God. The vehicle is used for the procession of God on the evening of the fifth day of the Bramha Utsavam.
The Garuda Vahanam on the fifth day of the Srivari Salakatla Brahmotsavam is considered the most significant of all events in the festival.
Garuda or the Eagle is the main and daily vehicle of Lord Vishnu. Besides being the daily transport, Garuda also said to sit atop the Dwajam on the day of Dwajarohanam (inauguration of Brahmotsavam ) and herald the event and invite all the Devatas for the event on earth. As the Key watcher of happenings around Lord Vishnu, Garuda also supervises the course of the entire Srivari Brahmotsavam , say the legends.
Garuda functions as a servant, friend, life supporter, insignia, and flag of lord Venkateswara’s vehicle.Garuda is the most respected and most sought after follower of Lord Vishnu and the only one described in puranas as one who could flight at the speed of light.
“The darshan of Lord Venkateswara on Garuda vahanam is very auspicious and fulfill all desires of the devotees “
Garuda Vahanam Photo Gallery