On the second day evening of the ongoing annual Brahmotsavams on Friday (14 September 2018), Sri Malayappaswamy was taken out for a procession on Hamsa (Swan) vahanam, in the attire of Goddess Saraswathi the deity of wisdom, holding Veena in the hands.
Hamsa or swan is a symbol of purity. It is believed to have a high intellectual capability and can distinguish the good from the bad. Hamsa is also symbolized as the vehicle of Goddess Saraswathi.
By riding on Hamsa Vahanam; Lord Venkateswara gave a message that He is the supreme God of learning and also the significance of education in turning around one’s life. Swan or Hamsa also stands out for its capabilities to weed out the good from the bad. This denotes that Lord Venkateswara as Hamsa vahanaroodha(the rider of swan vehicle) will weed out the bad qualities in a human being and retain only the good virtues.
TTD Chairman Sri P Sudhakar Yadav, EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, TTD Board Members Sri Challa Ramachandra Reddy, Smt Sudha Narayanamurthy, Sri P Ramesh Babu, Addl CVSO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, VGO Sri Raveendra Reddy, Temple DyEO Sri Haridranath and others were also present.