Kalyana Venkateshwara Swamy on Muthyapu Pandiri Vahanam – 12 February 2015. On the third day of the ongoing nine-day annual Brahmotsavam in Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple at Srinivasa Mangapuram near Tirupati, the processional deity of Lord Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy, mounted atop the `Muthyapu Pandiri Vahanam’ was taken out in a grand procession on Thursday evening.
Legend says that pearls, a produce of sea, is formed when the dew and rain drops into pearl chip in the ocean. Even Srikrishna wears pearl nose rings and necklaces and Lord Venkateswara hailed as “Alankara priya”(lover of decoration).
During the Srivari Brahmotsavam Lord Venkateswara sat proudly along with his consorts sat in a vahanam decked up milk white pearls in the shape of a pandal.
The 26th chapter of Padmapuranam refers to an umbrella made of pearls giving shade to Lord Vishnu and several contemporary poets of the bygone days had described the hood of Adisesha giving cool shade of Pearl umbrella to the celestial deity.
DyEO Sri Sridhar, AEO Sri Dhanajeyulu, Temple Staff and large number of devotees took part.