!!! Lord Venkateswara staying in Tirumala Vaikuntam !!! Govinda Narayana Srinivasa Parandhama Pahimam Pahimam!!!.
!!! Chant Govindaa! Govindaa!! Govinda!!! Edukondalavadaa Venkataramanaa Govindaa Govinda!!!

Monday, May 9, 2011


There is an anecdote in circulation behind Malayappa Swami being made a processional deity in place of Ugra Sreenivasa Murthy. We have learnt that during the 13 th century when Ugra Srinivasa Murthy was being taken in a procession, Strange and disturbing incidents took place. Then all the devotees prayed to the Lord and sought his protection. Then the Lord voiced his words through a devotee and advised them not to use these idols for processions in future and told them to use other idols which are available at a place called ‘Malayappa-Kona, the priests searched that the place and brought the idol of the Lord. As the idol was found in Malayappa Kona, he was called Malayappa Swami. While the idol of Lord Venkateswara is a granite Swayambhu, Malayappa Swami’s idol is made of metal alloy. After the main deity, Malayappa Swami’s idol has a special place of pride. It is great feast to the eyes to see Malayappa Swami along with his consorts. Sreedevi and Bhudevi during the fete of processions, festivals and all Sevas. In a year more than 450 processions and festivals are performed. Among them, some are meant for the main deity and while the others meant for Malayappa Swami. During Kalyanotsavams, Malayappa swamy is made the bridegroom. On Ugadi (Telugu new year) the first rituals are performed on Malayappa Swami and during the ten day ‘Brahmothsavams’ the festivities reach the pinnacle of glory. These incomparable festivities are world renown and have no substitutes.

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