Religious fervour marked the Bagh Savari festival observed at the Hill shrine of Tirumala on Monday evening. This festival which would be observed on the immediate day after the conclusion of the nine-day Brahmotsavam has great significance and an interesting legend to convey the message of the bonding between a devotee and Lord.
According to temple legends, Lord Venkateswara and Goddess Padmavathi in the guise of ordinary humans destroy the flower gardens grown up by Ananthalwar, an devotee of Lord who introduced Pushpa Kainkaryams in the temple, only to testify his dedicated devotion.
In a bid to catch-hold of the “Divine Human Couple”, Ananthalwar succeeds in tying up Goddess to an Aswatha tree in his garden while the Lord escapes from his clutches running anti-clock wise. Later, Ananthalwar realises his mistake and carries the Goddess in a floral basket to the Srivari temple and rejoins her with the Lord.