SRI VARI ANNUAL BRAHMOTSAVAM- PROCESSION OF SURYAPRABHA VAHANAM
Tirumala, 05 Oct 2011(P.R.O) The procession of Lord Venkateswara on the seventh day of Srivari Brahmotsavams atop the Surya prabha vahanam was an enthralling experience to all the devotees. The Tirumala deity rides atop a vehicle adorned by Surya, the sun god, who was the key architect of life of humans, animals and plants.
All devout offer prayers to Sun god every morning and the chanting of Gayatri Mantram triggers a divine energy among all. Surya rides the chariot driven by seven celestial horses. He spread light and health in the world and also removed away darkness which symbolized poverty, illiteracy and ignorance.
The Chariot of Surya Prabha of Lord Venkateswara is specially designed and flower arrangement is done by a special 20 member team of florists from Coimbatore. “The entire Surya Prabha design is made of jasmine flowers and laced with red and orange colored Kanakambara or Roses “ says S. Srinivasulu, Temple official in charge of Gardens Department.
It is common belief the darshan of Surya Prabha Vahanam provided long life to all devotees and also relieved of all illness. On this occasion the people from all corners of the district bring their aged and sick parents to cure them with the sight of the Surya Prabha Vahanam procession.
Sri K.Bapi Raju, Chairman TTDs, Sri J.Sathyanarayanam IAS, Ex chairman, Sri K.V.Ramanachary, Sri L.V.Subramanyam, Executive Officer, Joint Executive Officers, Sri K.S.Srinivasa Raju, Sri Venkatarami Reddy, TTD Board members Sri Muthyam Reddy, Smt. P.Rajyalakshmi, 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.