Malayappa Swamy rides Kalpavruksha Vahanam in Rajamannar avataram

With the traditional headgear, stick and flute Sri Malayappa Swamy blessed devotees in ‘Rajamannar’ avataram on the Kalpavruksa vahanam on the day four of the ongoing annual Brahmotsavams on Monday. Flanked by His two consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi, Lord Malayappa graced on the Kalpavruksha Vahanam-the divine wish-fulfilling tree.

Legends says that Kalpavruksha was one of the elements that erupted during Samudra Madanam – the famous episode of Srimad Bhagavatam, the churning of the milky ocean using the serpent King Adisesha as a rope with Mandara Mountain as Chruner to extract Amritam-the holy nectar.

Those who took shelter under Kalpavruksha will not have problems of starvation and poverty. The use of Kalpavruksha vahanam by Lord Venkateswara also denotes the importance given to environment, greenery and promotion of forests with the pollution-free atmosphere. Lord Venkateswara who Himself is a ‘Kalpavriksha’ blesses every devotee with boons sought by them.