Chakrasnanam marks end of Salakatla Brahmotsavalu

Chakrasnanam marks end of Salakatla Brahmotsavalu – 24 September 2015. The curtains have come down for the nine-day mega religious fete of annual Brahmotsavams of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala with Chakrasnana Mahotsavam on Thursday morning.

The temple priests performed snapana tirumanjanam to Utsavarulu and Sri Sudarshana Chakrattalwar reciting Purusha-Sri-Bhu Suktams as per Vaikhanasa Agamavidhi.

The Sudarshana Chakram-the spinning, disc-like weapon with 108 serrated edges is often depicted as Ayudhapurusha (anthropomorphic form) of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu. As Sudarshana Chakra is considered as the subordinate figure of Lord, the Vedic scholars performed Chakra a Snanam with religious ecstasy to this Ayudhapurusha.

According to the Puranas, Sudarshana Chakra is used for the ultimate destruction of an enemy. There is yet another significance, the word Sudarshana means “vision of which is auspicious”. Hence Sudarshana is generally worshiped during Homas or rituals or religious events to ward off negative powers or vibrations. This is significant feature in performing chakra snanam to the holy disc during Brahmotsavams and other important festivals.

In Tirumala, Chakrasnanam is performed to Chakrattalwar four times in a year during annual Brahmotsavams, Vaikuntha Dwadasi, Rathasapthami and during Anantha Padmanatbha Vratam.

The serene waters of Swamy Pushkarini vibrated to rhythmic recitation of mantras on Thursday morning. The huge LED screens displayed on the four sides of Pushkarini given the complete view of Chakrasnana Mahotsavam episode to the tens of thousands of eyes who converged to have the holy bath. The devotees chanting Govinda Namas took holy dip as soon as the chakrattalwar was given sacred Avabridasnanam.

Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy, Executive Officer Dr D Sambasiva Rao, Joint Executive Officers Sri K.S.Sreenivasa Raju, IG Sri Gopalakrishna, SP (URBAN) Sri Gopinath Jatti, CV&SO Sri Nagendra Kumar, Board Members Smt Suchithra Ella, Sri Hariprasad, Sri AV Ramana, Sri DP Anantha Sri G Bhanuprakash Reddy, ACVSO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, DyEO Temple Sri Chinnamgari Ramana, Peishkar Sri R.Selvam, Parpathyedar Sri Ajay and others were present.

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