Hanumantha Vahanam Tirumala
On the morning of the sixth day, the image of God is taken in a procession around the town of Tirumala in a vehicle of Hanuman or the Hanumantha Vahanam. As in Ramayana, Lord Rama is assisted in his epic journey by Hanuman. Lord Rama is seen as the avatar of Lord Vishnu. The presiding deity Lord Venkateswara gives darshan to his devout followers on the Hanumantha Vahanam.
Hanuman is considered one of the top devotees of Lord Vishnu in one of his avatars as Lord Rama. He is also hailed as a exponent of all four vedas, Nava vyakarana pundit and destroyer of Lanka.
Hanuman is considered as an embodiment of Wisdom, Muscle power, success, Braveness, health, over active, fearless and common sense. One of the hillocks on the Tirumala hill range is also named as Anjanadri. He is also known as Vayu Putra of Anjana born out of power of ‘tapas’, Hanuman.
As done ardent devotee who carried Sri Rama on his shoulders, Hanumans association with Lord Venkateswara, an incarnation of Lord Rama is nothing unusual. It is said that Lord Sri Rama had taught the secrets of Atma Tatva to his most loyal disciple, Hanuman. The Sita Ramanjaneya Samvadam is the basic theme of a Telugu poetry of yester years.
Thus the darshan of Lord Venkateswara along with Hanuman is considered not only auspicious but also as an high intellectual association.
“The appearance of both Lord Rama and Hanuman is said to inspire the pundits for an extensive exploration of Vedic scriptures and promote righteous life style “
Hanuman is also described as Bhavishyat Brahma for his blessings and acts denote a special and spiritual path for everyone to abide and to lead a peaceful and prosperous livelihood.
Hanuman was the personification of the most trusted and self less service to the Lord in his avathara as Sri Rama in Treta Yuga. Undoubtedly Lord Hanuman was the greatest devotee of Lord Sri Rama.
Hanumantha Vahanam Photo Gallery