Navaratri Brahmotsavam Kalpavruksha Vahanam
Tirumala Navaratri Brahmotsavam Kalpavruksha Vahanam 2015
On the fourth day in the morning Lord Sri Venkateswara is taken out in a process with his Consorts Sridevi and Bhoodevi, rides a golden Kalpavruksha Vahanam ( Tree of boons), bestowing fortunes on his devotees and fulfilling their wishes. Other celestial powers like the divine Kamadhenu and Chintamani form part of the assemblage atop the Vahanam.
Lord Sri Venkateswara went on a pleasure ride around the four-mada streets surrounding the temple giving darshan to thousands of people to witness the grand procession in the ongoing Brahmotsavams. Legend says that Kalpa Vruksha was one of the elements that erupted when the Adisesha placed his vice grip on the Mandara Mountain where the Devatas- Demons tried to steal the Amrutam (celestial liquid).
Srimad Bhagavatham says that all those who took shelter under Kalpa vruksha will not have problems of starvation and poverty. The use of Kalpa Vruksha vahanam by Lord Venkateswara also denotes the importance given to environment, greenery and promotion of forests and cleans and pollution free atmosphere.