SriVari Salakatla Brahmotsavam Dwajarohanam
SriVari Salakatla Brahmotsavam Dwajarohanam 2015 – First day of Brahmotsavam
Tirumala, 16 September 2015: Dwajarohanam marks the beginning of Nine day spiritual bonanza for devotees of Lord Venkateswara as it is the first traditional religious ceremony which is being observed during the Annual Salakatla Brahmotsavam.
Dhwajarohanam has been carried out in a religious atmosphere amidst the chanting of Vedic mantras by the Archakas of the temple at the Dwajasthambham, near the Nadimi Padi Kavili inside the temple complex. The temple priests hoisted the celestial flag atop the temple pillar between 5pm to 5.30pm.
As mythology says Garuda the being one of the disciplined disciples of lord Venkateswara goes to Devalokam to invite Gods like Brahma, Indra, Yama, Agni, Kubera and Vayudeva and saptarishis to participate in the nine-day spectacular event Salakatla Brahmotsavams.
As part of the Brahmotsavam the lord Venkateswara in the form of processional Deity Lord Malayappa Swamy comes out of his temple every day in the morning and evening to give darshan to his devotees on various special vahanams.
TTD Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy, Executive Officer Dr D Sambasiva Rao, Joint Executive Officer Sri K.S.Sreenivasa Raju, CV&SO Sri Nagendra Kumar, Board Members Sri Sandra Venkata Veeraiah, Sri Pilli Ananatha Lakshmi, Sri P Sudhakar Yadav, Smt Suchithra Ella, Sri Bhanuprakash Reddy, Sri DP Anantha, ACVSO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, DyEO Temple Sri Chinnamgari Ramana, Peishkar Sri R.Selvam, Parpathyedar Sri Ajay and others were present.