Sri KodandaRama Swamy Brahmotsavam
Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy Brahmotsavam, Tirupati
All the ways in temple city of Tirupati led to Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy temple on sunday evening owing to the important fete of Garuda Seva as a part of the ongoing brahmotsavams in the temple.
Lord Sri Rama who is an example of a “Supreme Human being” took celestial ride on the “King of Aves”-Garuda between 8pm to 11pm.
Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy on Hanumantha Vahanam
Lord Kodandarama rode his favourite celestial carrier ‘Hanumantha Vahanam’ around the temple as part of the annual brahmotsavams in Tirupati on Monday.
The deity was seated on a gold-gilded carrier of a ferocious-looking Hanuman with a dazzling halo behind, and was taken on the outer precincts of the temple that forms the four Mada streets.
Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy on Gaja Vahanam
Lord Sri Rama took a celestial ride on Gaja Vahana on Monday evening and blessed His devotees.
In general, a Gaja personifies a number of positive attributes, including abundance, fertility and richness; boldness and strength; and wisdom and royalty.
Over a period of time encompassing several centuries, elephants became an important part of Indian life and society, particularly of religious tradition, the royalty, and the aristocratic segment of the society.
The legend states that Airavata, the first elephant, emerged from the churning of the ocean. There is another mythological account, which states that Brahma created elephants.An elephant is also one of several attributes of a Chakravartin, which he is expected to own to be bestowed with the title of Chakravatin, that is, the supreme and universal ruler.
To depict His supremacy and majesty, Lord Sri Rama blessed His devotees on the mammoth Gaja Vahanam on Monday.
Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy on Surya Prabha Vahanam
Lord Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy took celestial ride on the shining Suryaprabha Vahanam on the bright sunny day on Tuesday.
The charm of Lord enhanced on this vehicle which was decked in Orange colour floral garlands. The procession took place between 8am to 10am.
Meanwhile in the evening, the Lord took pleasant ride on Chandraprabha VAHANAM giving a soothing feel to devotees.
Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy on Rathotsavam
‘Rathotsavam’, the chariot festival, was performed on the penultimate of the nine-day annual Brahmotsavams at the TTD’s Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple here on Wednesday, which turned out to be a big draw.
Thousands of devotees converged at the point and dragged the huge flower-bedecked wooden chariot along the four ‘Mada’ streets encircling the temple. The tastefully-decorated deities of Sri Kodandarama and His consort Seetha and Lakshmana were seated on a high pedestal throne on the chariot in the early hours of the day, while it was drawn at the chosen auspicious hours after sunrise. The engineering staff deftly applied the hydraulic brakes of the car, wherever it exceeded the preset speed or when there was an emergency. As is the practice, the electric wires hovering above the ‘Mada’ streets were promptly removed and power shut down much ahead to facilitate the free movement of the chariot.