Malayappa Swamy on KalpaVruksha Vahanam – 19 September 2015. On the fourth day morning of the Lord is taken out in a procession on KalpaVruksha Vahanam signifying that He is the giver of boons to his devotees and fulfills their wishes.
KalpaVruksha is a wish-fulfilling divine tree in Hindu mythology. It has emerged out of the churning of milky sea by Devatas and Asuras in want of Amrita.
The tree is also said to be the Milky Way. In “Devaloka” it is said that there are five Kalpavrikshas, which are called Mandana, Parijata, Santana, Kalpavriksha and Harichandana, all of which fulfils various wishes.
Kalpavriksha, in particular, is said to be planted at Mt. Meru peak in the middle of Indra’s five paradise gardens. Flanked by His two divine consorts, Lord alights the glittering, well designed, golden KalpaVruksha Vahanam to show His largesse towards His devotees.
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.
Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy, Executive Officer Dr D Sambasiva Rao, Joint Executive Officer Sri K.S.Sreenivasa Raju, SP (URBAN) Sri Gopinath Jatti, CV&SO Sri Nagendra Kumar, Board Members Smt Suchithra Ella, Sri Hariprasad, Sri Raghavendra Rao, Sri AV Ramana, Sri G Bhanuprakash Reddy, ACVSO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, DyEO Temple Sri Chinnamgari Ramana, Peishkar Sri R.Selvam, Parpathyedar Sri Ajay and others were present.