Fervour marked the third day of the ongoing Navaratri Brahmotsavams at Tirumala, as Malayappa Swamy along with his consorts took a celestial ride on Mutyapu Pandit Vahanam. Devotees thronged in huge numbers to witness the procession, which was taken around the four mada streets encircling the temple.
Legend says that pearls, a produce of sea, is formed when the dew and rain drops into pearl chip in the ocean. Even Srikrishna wears pearl nose rings and necklaces and Lord Venkateswara hailed as “Alankara priya”(lover of decoration). During the Navaratri i Brahmotsavam Lord Venkateswara sat proudly with his consorts sat in the vahanam decked up milk white pearls in the shape of a pandal.
The 26th chapter of Padmapuranam refers to an umbrella made ofpearls giving shade to Lord Vishnu and several contemporary poets of the bygone days had described the hood of Adisesha giving cool shade of Pearl umbrella to the celestial deity.
TTDEO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, Former of TTD Board Sri J Satyanarayana, Incharge CVSO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, Temple DyEO Sri Haridranath, Peishkar Sri Ramesh, VGOs Sri Raveendra Reddy, Smt Sadalakshmi, Temple Staff and devotees took part.