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Tuesday, October 4, 2011


On the fourth day of the Srivari Brahmotsavam Lord Venkateswara in the avatar of Malayalappaswami presents himself as the king of kings to his devotees who throng Tirumala on the Sarva bhupala  Vahanam .

Sarva bhupala meaning  the God  in charge of the  earth, water and  air become the  pall bearers  of his vehicle . Along with the  Sarva Bhupalas, the   Dikpala’s of East-West  and South-North  etc  also  join  in the entourage of Lord Venkateswara in the procession on the holy Mada streets .

“The objective  is to display that all the  Dikpalas  of the universe were not just under the control of  Lord  venkateswara but also that there was no chance for misuse of office by them under his  diligent  vigilance and directions “ says  Dr.A.V.Ramana Dikshitulu , chief priest of  Tirumala Temple .

They are listed in the legends of  Tirumala  as – Indra ( East ), Agni  ( south-east) , Yama ( god of death on the South ), Niruti ( North –East) , Varuna on ( West),  Vayu ( south-west) and  Kubera ( god of wealth on  North ) and Parameswara on  ( North-west) . They are termed as  Asta Dikpala’s  who all are  all in the service of  Lord Venkateswara  and work under his command.

The  message  that  comes out of this  event  of  Sarva Bhupala   Vahanam - is to indicate that  Lord  Venkateswara  controlled the entire universe , the Dikpala’ and also Sarva Bhupala were  managed by him  to  ensure that  the people   benefited  and prospered  with timely rains and course of  the activities by all the  elements  that  encompassed the universe.

Special light arrangements  besides, public toilets, drinking water, First Aid and Ambulance  are made around the holy four  Mada streets  to provide a total eyeful view of the procession of   Vahanam . Cultural troupes comprising of dancers from all regions etc pre4cede the   Vahanam   procession of Lord Venkateswara.

The TTD has organized special seating arrangements along the four mada streets with fully protected  railings  for galleries  to enable thousands of people to sit and witness the celestial procession which lasted  three to four hours in the  mornings and evenings of Brahmotsavam every day at Tirumala .

The event is broadcast by the Sri Venkateswara Bhakti channel which has set up live coverage of the event with its state of art equipment to give a glimpse of the Brahmotsvam event to lakhs of devotees all over the world. The SVBC also offered free signal to all electronic channels of not only the   Vahanam procession but also all events in the   Temple  shrine  during the nine day BRAHMOTSAVAM.

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