12 February 2015 Srinivasa Mangapuram, Tirupati:
Lord Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy the processional deity was mounted atop the `SIMHA VAHANAM’ in the form of Yoga Narasimha Swamy, was taken to procession in a grand manner on the third day of the ongoing nine-day annual Brahmotsavams, thursday morning in Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple at Srinivasa Mangapuram near Tirupati town.
The incarnation of Lord Vishnu as the Mrugendrudu is a sign of Lord Venkateswara as a strong entity born to punish the erring anti-social parts on the universe and devoted for defense of the righteous, poor and the weaker sections within the society. Simha, the fourth avatar of Lord Vishnu in his incarnation as ‘Narasimha’ whom the puranas and legends converse involumes for his drive in opposition to ‘Dushta’(wrong doors) and safety of the weak, poor and the god fearing individuals.
In the Yoga shastra – a Lion was seen as an embodiment of energy and pace. The valor of Lord Venkateswara who had made such an animal as his automobile is thus displayed in abundance
Tirupati Joint Executive Officer Sri Pola Bhaskar, DyEO Sri Sridhar, AEO Sri Dhanajeyulu, VGO Sri Ravindra Reddy, Temple Staff and large number of devotees took part.
photo from ttd