SRI VARI ANNUAL BRAHMOTSAVAM- PROCESSION OF GARUDA VAHANAM
Tirumala, 03 Oct 2011(P.R.O) The Garuda Vahanam on the fifth day of the Srivari Navarathri Brahmotsavam is considered the most significant of all events in the festival.
Garuda or the Eagle is the main and daily vehicle of Lord Vishnu. Besides being the daily transport , Garuda also said to sit atop the Dwajam on the day of Dwajarohanam ( inauguration of Brahmotsavam ) and herald the event and invit all the Devatas for the event on earth . As the Key watcher of happenings around Lord Vishnu , Garuda also supervises the course of the entire Srivari Brahmotsavam , say the legends.
Garuda functions as a servant, friend, life supporter, insignia, and flag of lord Venkateswara’s vehicle. Garuda is the most respected and most sought after follower of Lord Vishnu and the only one described in puranas as one who could flight at the speed of light.
Garuda Seva is prominent in 108 countries around the globe including the Asian and South Asian countries and even widely watched with great reverence even in the countries like Mynamar, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Large crowds from Tirupathi and other districts, towns of neighboring Tamil Nadu and Karnataka land up in Tirumala for the distinct Garudaseva event.
“The darshan of Lord Venkateswara on Garuda vahanam is very auspicious and fulfill all desires of the devotees “
Sri K.Bapi Raju, Chairman TTDs, Sri L.V.Subramanyam, Executive Officer, Joint Executive Officers, Sri K.S.Srinivasa Raju, Sri Venkatarami Reddy, Sri Muthyam Reddy, TTD Board Member, Sri M.K.Singh, CV&SO, , Sri Munirathnam Reddy, DyE.O(Temple), Sri Sivakumar Reddy, Addl C.V.&S.O, Sri Chandrasekhar Pillai,Temple Peishkars and others were also present.