Tirupati Brahmotsavam Simha Vahana Seva Details, Darshan
As a part of the ongoing annual Navaratri Brahmotsavams, Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy took out a celestial ride on Simha Vahanam and blessed the devotees in Yoga Narasimha Avatar.
Simha, the lion is a symbol of strength, dignity, majesty, ferocious which was reflected in the Vahana Seva of Sri Malayappa Swamy. The incarnation of Lord Vishnu as Mrugendrudu (most ferocious and strong among the animals, Lion) is an indication of the Lord as a powerful avatar to punish the wrongdoers in the universe and protection of the righteous, poor and the weaker sections in the society.
In the Yoga Shastra – a Lion was seen as an embodiment of power and speed. 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 also indicate the power of Lion King. The idols of Narasimha Swamy in Yoga mudra in Srivari temple and also the idol of Lakshmi Narasimha on the way to Tirumala in Alipiri footpath route exhibits the significance of Lion (Simha) in the celestial entourage of Lord Venkateswara