13 February 2015 Srinivasa Mangapuram, Tirupati: Mangapuram Kalyana Venkateswara and his companions being the boon giver takes ride on Kalpa Vruksha Vahanam to bless all his devotees with their sought after and wish for which they vow to serve and worship the lord full heatedly on the fourth day of Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple Brahmotsavam at Srinivasa Mangapuram
Lord Kalyana Venkateswara went on a pleasure ride on Kalpa Vruksha Vahanam around the four-mada streets surrounding the Srinivasa Mangapuram temple. Thousands of people had darshan of the lord at the grand procession in the ongoing Brahmotsavams.
Traditional story says that Kalpa Vruksha was one of the elements that came when the Adisesha placed his vice grip on the Mandara Mountain where the Devatas and Demons tried to steal the Amrutam.
Srimad Bhagavatham says that every one those who took shelter underneath Kalpa vruksha will not have issues of hunger and poverty. The use of Kalpa Vruksha Vahanam by Lord Venkateswara additionally denotes the significance given to surroundings, greenery and promotion of forests and cleans and pollution free ambiance.
Legends additionally hail Lord Venkateswara himself as a ‘Kalpa Vriksha’ as he blesses each devotee with boons sought by them. The Kalpa Vruksha Vahanam of Lord Venkateswara is a powerful sight of greenery as it’s adorned with not solely Kalpa Vruksha but additionally with the celestial parts of Kamadhenu and Chintamani that are additionally recognized for granting all boons to their devotees indicating that Lord Venkateswara was embodiment of all of the three divine parts.
DyEO Mr.Sridhar, AEO Mr.Dhanajeyulu, VGO Mr.Ravindra Reddy and Temple Staff joined the ceremony with large number of devotees.
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