Vahanams of Goddess Padmavathi Devi
The ancient temple located at Tiruchanur is the celestial Adobe of Sri Padmavati Devi, the incarnation of Sri Mahalakshmi. Here poojas are being done as per Pancharatra Agama tradition. Brahmotsavam is very popular among all utsavas and sevas. The glorious and delighted Vahana sevas during Kartik Brahmotsavam are here… We have listed below the Vahanams of Goddess Padmavathi Devi rides on during the Bramhotsavams.
Dwajaarohanam: The Brahmotsavam of Goddess Padmavati Devi will commence with the hoisting Flag on Dwajastambham in the temple on the starting Day Morning of the Bramhotsavams. The flag staff hoisted to commemorate Dwajarohanam has an ‘Elephant’ symbol as it is dear to Ammavaru.
Chinna Sesha Vahan: This is the First Vahana Seva in karthika Brahmotsavam performed during the Evening on First Day. The World is living under the broad coverage of Serpanthood. “Akhila Jaganmataram Asmanmataram” was revealed by SrimadRamanuja in ‘Saranagatigadya’ about the Goddess Lakshmi as AkhilaJaganmatha.
Pedda Sesha Vahan: The second Vahana during Karthik Brahmotsavam is Pedda Sesha Vahana on 2nd Day Morning. it is the special gnana and mighty vahana for Abhaya Varada Hasta Sri yari’s wife Alarmelumanga, showing Dasya Bhakthi.
Hamsa Vahan: This Vahan seva is performed on the night of second day during Karthik Brahmotsavams. Sri Padmavati Devi is decorated with the Veena on this day. She appears as ‘Saradamba’ and provides visual feast to Her devotees.
Mutyapupandiri Vahan: Wearing pearls in the jewelry and used as Talambralu (sacred rice) in the wedding ceremony is our good tradition. Ammavaru on this Vahanam bless us with good results on 3rd Day Morning.
Simha (Lion) Vahan: Simha stands for bravery, courage, mighty power and fast action. At this juncture Devi easily destroy wicked people and protects good people. The darshan of the deity in prasanna rupam (benovalent visage) proteets the people as Dhairya Lakshmi during the 3rd Day Evening.
Kalpavriksha Vahan: Sri Alamelumanga appears as Gopa kishore having a Sword and Yogadandam to protect cows on Day 4 Morning.
Hanumad Vahan: Hanuman is a staunch devotee of Sri Rama. Sita, the Incarnation of AdiLakshmi married Sri Rama. The same Sita Devi (Vedavati) incarnated herself as Padmavati in Kaliyuga. She has been accepting poojas as Archamurthi in Tiruchanur. She provided him with an opportunity to be her Vahan during Brahmotsav. Mangamma darshan on this Vahana can be observed by the devotees on Day 4 Evening which bestows special strength, fame, courage and health.
Palanquin(Pallaki) Vahan: A parrot sang that Devi is Jaganmohini, viswarupini. Devadevi in Her Viratswarupam the sun and the moon are found as jewellery in her Veni (braid) on Day 5 Morning.
Gaja (Elephant) Vahan: Brahmotsavam commence with the hoisting of Gaja depicted flag on Dvajasthambam in the temple. The king elephant when trapped by crocodile said that “you are the protector, I do not know others”. Similarly all jeevika (Living creatures) adopt this method. The Gaja Vahana gives the message to the devotees on Day 5 Evening. Gaja vaham occupies a prominent place in Tiruchanur because Goddess padmavati Devi is the incarnation of ‘GAJA LAKSHMI‘.
Sarvabhupala Vahan: Sri Venkateswara Swami is the Lord of all Lokas. The Alamelumanga remains in the heart of Swami and graces all Lokas with kindness. Sri Padmavati Devi appears on Sarvabhupala Vahanam on Day 6 Morning, the affectionate daughter of the Sea and the Lord of all rivers, whoever pray to her will be benefitted by getting the kingdom.
Garuda vahan: The Garuda mantram will remove the difficulties of the devotees. The darsan of Alamelumanga on Garuda vahana seva on Day 6 Evening provides Moksha without rebirth.
Surya Prabha Vahan: The Utsavmurthi graces darsan sitting in the centre of circular orb of the Sun and goes round the temple. Whoever has the darsan on this auspicious occasion will be benefitted by good health, abundant Aishwarya, good progeny, good knowledge etc., Ananta Crores of sun rays are protecting all jeevarasis. Similarly Devi is Anantavarapradatri. This Vahana Seva is observed on Day 7 Morning.
Chandra Prabha Vahan: The Vision of Lakshmidevi sends far away the cruelity, hot clouds for a long time and removes sufferings and sorrows and provides anantha riches. By seeing the deity in Chandra Prabha Vahan on Day 7 Evening ,our minds will be pleasant and peaceful.
Rathotsav: The devotees feel that to watch the Devi in Rathotsav in the Morning on Day 8 is their good fortune. The comparision of body with chariot creates the difference of existence of sthula (broad) and sukshma (miniature) bodies. The devotees offer TiruNeerajanams to Sri Padmavati Devi decked on the chariot.
Aswa Vahan: Aswa runs speedily. Upanishads say that indriyas are aswas. Aswa is the witness in the parinayam of Padmavati with Srinivasa. The devotees witnessing the seva on Day 8 Evening will get away from Kali Doshas.
Panchami Teertham: Tiruchanur is the sacred place where Lord Srinivasa did penance for 12 years to get back Padmavati Devi, who always remains in his heart. Sri Mahalakshmi left Vaikuntam angrily with the misdeed of sage Brighu. Sri Maha Vishnu himself digged the tank. He brought golden lotus flowers and planted them in the tank. Special poojas are performed on this festival day. Srivaru sends Tulasi, turmeric vermillion, Silk Sarees, Panyarams in a procession on elephants to his consort over from Tirumala to Tiruchanur and handover them with temple tradition. Sri Padmavati Devi along with Sudarsana Swami reaches PadmaSarovar for Avabrithasnanam. After the completion of Chakrasnananm Ammavaru reaches temple in a procession, and the devotees inlarge number take bath in the Padmasarovar. A dip in the Padmasarovar will relieve all our evil deeds and the devotees will be blessed by the Ammavaru.
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