Lord gives darshan in Mohini Avatar in Tirumala
The bright Sunny day on Friday, witnessed Sri Malayappa Swamy in His most bewitching Avatara of Mohini, the cosmic damsel on the colourfully decked palanquin on the fifth day of annual Brahmotsavams.
Tirumala: The bright Sunny day on Friday, witnessed Sri Malayappa Swamy in His most bewitching Avatara of Mohini, the cosmic damsel on the colourfully decked palanquin on the fifth day of annual Brahmotsavams.
The beauty of the Avatara enhanced with the presence of silver idol of Sri Krishna Swamy on another palanquin. While all the other Vahana Sevas were carried by some divine flora and fauna as vehicles start from Vahana Mandapam, here the Lord pulls out Himself gracefully on a colorfully decorated palanquin, bejeweled, well dressed sporting a parrot in one hand, sitting majestically, charming devotees which commences from Srivari temple.
According to legends, Lord's appearance as bejeweled and charming Mohini throws the demons (Asura) in confusion and wins the celestial battle in favour of the Devatas. The objective of the Mohini Avatara also indicates that the entire universe is spell bound under the Mystic Moha and that the Lord of Tirumala is the kingpin and key architect of this high drama in the universe.
He indicates the devotees to come out of this "Maya" and lead a righteous and spiritual life. In other words, through Mohini Avatara, the Lord enlightens his devotees not to fall prey to worldly desires and come out of that "Maya".
TTD Chairman Y V Subba Reddy, Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal, Addl E O A V Dharma Reddy, CVSO Gopinath Jatti, Temple Dy EO Sri Haridranath, Peishkar Lokanadham and others took part.
Meanwhile, the pilgrim rush which was till Thursday moderate started swelling since morning with pilgrims pouring in for the fifth day of Brahmotsvama which is considered religiously more significant because of Garuda Seva being held in the evening on the fifth day of Brahmotsavams.