Lord charms devotees as Mohini with a golden parrot

On the fifth day of Srivari Navaratri Brahmotsavam Lord Venkateswara enthralled his devotees by appearing in the form of celestial beauty Mohini (female costumes) along the four Mada streets atop an Ivory palanquin with a golden parrot (Nachiar Thirukkolam).

The dazzling jewelry and aromatic flowers decked on the vahanam is just a blast from mythology and devotees go agog at the sight of the deity.

Legends say that it was Lord’s message that His devotees should not fall prey to worldly desires and come out of ‘Maya’ by appearing as Mohini. Besides he is also cautioning that the entire universe was a creation of his ‘Maya’ and to overcome the same, everyone should worship him.