7TH DAY OF SRI PADMAVATHI AMMAVARI BRAHMOTSAV
GODDESS AS “PANDURANGA SWAMY” TAKES RIDE ON DAZZLING SURYA PRABHA VAHANAM TIRUCHANOOR
TIRUCHANOOR, 25 November 2014: Goddess Sri Padmavathi Devi in the guise of Panduranga Swamy took celestial ride on the glittering Surya Prabha vahanam on the seventh day of the ongoing annual karthika brahmotsavams at Tiruchanoor on Tuesday.
On the bright sunny day, the Goddess charmed as Panduranga Swamy with some marbles tied to one side of the vehicle (as if playing folk game gillankodi where in marbles are hit with a stick) and conch on other side.
Among all the vehicle processions, Surya Prabha vahanam has got a unique place as the sun-god controls the affairs of the entire universe and he represents the three Vedas- Rig, Yajur and Sama and therefore he is known as Trayimaya, the form of Lord Narayana. He is also called Surya-Narayana.
Puranas describe the chariot of Sun God in this way with the carriage size is estimated to be 3,600,000 yojanas [28,800,000 miles] long and width ranging about 900,000 yojanas, or 7,200,000 miles. The sun-god traverses a distance of 95,100,000 yojanas [760,800,000 miles] at the speed of 2,000 yojanas and two krosas [16,004 miles] in a moment. Goddess Padmavathi Devi in all Her splendour took a pride ride on the Sun vehicle decorated with bright red Vrukshi flowers(Ixora) and blessed the devotees.
TTD EO Sri MG Gopal, Specified Authority Chairman Sri JC Sharma, JEO Tirupati Sri P Bhaskar, ACVSO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, Temple Spl.Gr.Dy.E.O.Smt Chenchu Lakshmi, SE III Sri Ramachandra Reddy, former TTD Board Chairman Sri K Bapiraju, AEO Smt Nagarathana, Supdt Sri Varaprasad, Arjitham & Prasadam Inspectors Sri Anjaneyulu, TTD officials and huge number of devotees were also present during this religious fete.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI