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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Holy Thirumala purappadu 2015 : தீதில் சீர்த்திருவேங்கடத்தானையே

Thirumala Tirupathi, uttering or even hearing the divine name would bring benefits to all.  Thiruvengadam, [Sapthagiri, Elumalai; Seven Hills]  the abode of Lord Balaji would ever remain as the ‘Thilakam’ the shining glory of the whole Earth.  All that we need to do is to pray towards the Greatest Lord of Universe from wherever we are, think of HIM always and do good to humanity in Thy Name.

Thirumala has existed for Centuries and Lord Venkateshwara is always the most benevolent, provider of  all riches, all wealth and all goodness to all His believers. Lakhs of devotees of all ages, from all over the Country and from other parts of the World throng to the hills, by walk, by vehicles of various hues and wait in the queue for hours to have a glimpse of the Lord.  The sacred and most reverred temple of Sri Venkateswara is located on the seventh peak – Venkatachala hill of Tirumala.  The Lord stands tall as bestower of all boons.   This beautiful temple in its present form owes a lot to the works of the greatest Vaishnava Acharya – Sri Ramanujar.  

In the words of Swami Nammalwar in his Thiruvaimozhi :
சோதியாகி  எல்லா உலகும் தொழும், ஆதி மூர்த்தி  என்றால்  அளவு ஆகுமோ;
வேதியர்  முழுவேதத்து அமுதத்தை; தீதில் சீர்த்திருவேங்கடத்தானையே.

The  Lord who is likened to the  exceptionally shining divine lamp – is primordial; is the fullest nectar gotten from  all the divine Vedas; He is be blemishless Lord of Thiruvengadam – Thiruvengadam Udaiyaan Srinivasar. 

Now a days, you have all the facilities, the roads are well laid,  transportation is at its best as there are buses at almost every 5 minutes from the foothill to the top – private vehicles are allowed to be driven to the top – you can go in a two wheeler, car, van, jeep, bus and more.  In olden days, people used to climb the hill afoot which was arduous; yet they kept frequenting the Temple singing the  names of Lord again and again.  A few seconds of His darshan and chanting His name ‘Govinda, Govindha’ – makes us feel elated.  

Fortunate to attend the 961st  Thiruvavathara Uthsvam of Thirumalai Ananthan Pillai held at Thirumala Tirupathi on Sunday 22nd Feb 2015.  Here are some photos taken during the purappadu of Lord Srinivasa at Thirumala.

Adiyen – Srinivasa dhasan.

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