On day-3 of the ongoing Srivari Navaratri Brahmotsavams Sri Malayappa Swamy rode on Simha vahanam in Abhaya Ahwana Narasimha Swamy alankaram and blessed the devotees. The Vahana seva was held at the Kalyana Mandapam inside the Srivari temple in view of Covid restrictions and live telecast by SVBC for benefit of devotees,
Simha, the lion is a symbol of strength, dignity and leadership which reflected in today’s vahana seva of Lord Malayappa Swamy. The incarnation of Lord Vishnu as the Mrugendrudu (most ferocious and strong among the animals, Lion) is an indication of Lord as a powerful avatar to punish the wrong doers in the universe and protection of the righteous, poor and the weaker sections in the society.
In the Yoga Shastra – a Lion was seen as an embodiment of power and speed. The valor of Lord Venkateswara who had made such an animal as his vehicle is thus displayed in abundance.
The statues of Lions in the Ananda Nilayam, in the Srivari temple complex also indicate the power of Lion King. The idols of Narasimha in Yoga mudra in Srivari temple and also the idol of Lakshmi Narasimha on the way to Tirumala in Alipiri footpath route exhibits the significance of Lion (Simha) in the celestial entourage of Lord Venkateswara.
Tirumala Pontiffs Sri Sri Sri Pedda Jeeyarswamy and Sri Sri Sri Chinna Jeeyarswamy, TTD EO Dr KS Jawahar Reddy, Parliament member Sri Vemireddy Prabhakar Reddy, Additional EO Sri A V Dharma Reddy, JEO Sri P Basant Kumar, Board members Sri Chavireddy Bhaskar Reddy, Sri DP Anant, Smt Prashanti Reddy, Sri Chippagiri Prasad, Sri Govind Hari, CVSO Sri Gopinath Jatti, Chief Engineer Sri Ramesh Reddy, Temple DyEO Sri Harindranath, Peishkar Sri Jaganmohan Charyulu and others were present.