Navaratri Brahmotsavam Sima Vahanam
Tirumala Navaratri Brahmotsavam Sima Vahanam 2015
According to mythology the Lord as King Lion is an embodiment of power and speed, a powerful entity born to remove evil spirits and harmful elements and protect the righteous and poor.
On the third day morning the Lord is taken out in a procession on Simha Vahanam. Simha– the Lion is a symbol of royalty and power. Lord assumed the form of half man and half lion in his Narasimha Avathara. Lord Sri Krishna says in Bhagavath Geetha that He is the Lion among the animals.
The valor of Lord Venkateswara who had made such an animal as his vehicle is thus displayed in abundance. The statues of Lions in the Ananda Nilayam in the Srivari temple complex have displayed the affection of Lord Venkateswara for Lions.
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