FOURTH DAY – KALPAVRIKSHA VAHANAM
Tirumala, 21 Sep 2012: On the fourth day of Srivari Brahmotsavam, Lord Venkateswara being the boon giver takes ride on Kalpa Vruksha to bless his devotees with their sought after and wishful desires for which they vow to serve and worship him whole-heartedly.
On the celestial tree Kalpa Vruksha vahanam, Lord Malayappa went on a pleasure ride around the four-mada streets surrounding the Sri vari temple giving darshan to thousands of people who converged in gallaries to witness the grand procession in the ongoing Srivari Brahmotsavams. Legend says that Kalpa Vruksha was one of the elements that erupted when the Adisesha placed his vice grip on the Mandara Mountain where the Devatas- Demons tried to steal the Amrutam (celestial liquid).
Srimad Bhagavatham says that all those who took shelter under Kalpa vruksha will not have problems of starvation and poverty. The use of Kalpa Vruksha vahanam by Lord Venkateswara also denotes the importance given to environment, greenery and promotion of forests and cleans and pollution free atmosphere.
Legends also hail Lord Venkateswara himself as a ‘Kalpa Vriksha’ as he blesses every devotee with boons sought by them. The Kalpa Vruksha Vahanam of Lord Venkateswara is a magnificent sight of greenery as it is adorned with not only Kalpa Vruksha but also with the celestial elements of Kamadhenu and Chintamani which are also known for granting all boons to their devotees indicating that Lord Venkateswara was embodiment of all the three divine elements.
Sri K.Bapi Raju, Chairman TTDs, Sri L.V.Subramanyam, Executive Officer, JEOs’ Sri K.S.Sreenivasa Rao, Sri P.Venkatarami Reddy, TTD Board Members Sri Raji Reddy, Sri L.R.Sivaprasad, Ms. Charu Singh, DIG, Sri GVG Ashok Kumar, CV&SO, Sri Prabhakara Rao, Supdt Of Police(Urban), Sri Munirathnam Reddy, DyE.O(Temple), Sri Sivakumar Reddy, Addl C.V.&S.O, Sri Venkataiah,Temple Peishkars and others were also present.