12 February 2015 Srinivasa Mangapuram, Tirupati: On Thursday evening the processional deity Lord Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy, mounted on the `Muthyapu Pandiri Vahanam’ was taken out for a grand procession on the third day of the under way nine-day annual Brahmotsavams in Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple at Srinivasa Mangapuram near Tirupati.
Legend says that pearls are formed when the dew rain drops fall into pearl chip in the ocean. Even Sri krishna wears nose rings made of pearl and necklaces and Lord Venkateswara swamy hailed as “Alankara priya”(lover of decoration).
During the Brahmotsavam Lord Venkateswara Swamy sat proudly along with his consorts in a vahanam decorated with milky white pearls in the shape of a pandal.
The 26th chapter of Padmapuranam refers to an umbrella made of pearls 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.
DyEO Mr.Sridhar, AEO Mr.Dhanajeyulu, Temple Staff and large number of devotees took part.
photo from ttd