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BALAJI DARSHAN OM NAMO VENKATESAYA Srinivasa Govinda Sri Venkatesa Govinda From pvvg swamy

September 13, 2014
OM NAMO VENKATESAYA !
Venkatesa Venkatesa Venkatesa Pahimam
Srinivasa Srinvasa Srinivasa Rakhshamam
Venkatesa Pahimam Srinivasa Rakhshamam
Srinivasa Pahimam Venkatesa Rakhshamam
Tirumala ,Kaliyuga Bhu Vaikuntam
Sri Vaikunta virakthaya,
Swami pushkaranee thate,
Ramaaya rama maanaya,
Venkatesaya mangalam.,
Shringi Cursed Parikshith Maha Raja to death with snake bite as Parishshith puts a dead snake around his father’s (Sage Shamika Rishi) neck for not answering and not giving him water assuming he was doing fake tapa.

A Brahmin Doctor called Kashyapa who was expert in curing any kind of disease also knows mantra to save any kind of snake bite was on his way to Parikshith MahaRaj to save him.

T

akshaka who is about to bite Parikshith got the news that he is coming to save ,met him on the way asked him to go back and poked him that his mantra will be use less.

Kashypa Refused and was ready for the challenge right there

Takshaka with all his power bites a Big Tree on which a man was sitting. Immediately the tree and the man became ashes

Kashyapa simply murmurs a mantra ,surprisingly both tree and the man became alive.

Takshaka after knowing the power of Kashyapa he lures the Brahmin with double the amount to go back.

Kashyapa who also knows a bit of future closed his eyes and saw the fortune of the Parikshith and decided to go back with big money with out any strain

Later Takshaka kills Parikshith by coming out like worm from a fruit

But Big Problem started to Kashyapa in his home town as the news spread around and all banished him

Kashypa after suffering lot of discrimination went to Shapalya Rishi and asked the reason and the solution

Shapalya Rishi scolds him for not treating Parikshtish for more money ,even when the doctor knows he can do nothing about the ill of the patient still have to try his level best till the last second. here Kashypa was very much capable to save the king.

Thus Kashypa realized his mistakes begs the muni for solution , as we all know from the previous stories from Skanda Purana & Varaha Purana we can get back lost glory due to mistakes only by Swamy Pushkarini he too guided Kashyapa to Venkatachla to take bath and to serve lord to wash his sin.

Later he served every one at his best.
Swamy Pushkarini Mahima ; Skandha Purana


Once There was a king called Dharma Guptha of Chandra vamsha, The name really suits him as he was very Dharmik, Morally very high , who became king after his father Nanda left to forest for vaanaprastha ashram .

One day he went to forest for hunting and last his way, as it was getting dark he climbed a tree for the safety . after some time suddenly a bea

r also climbed the same tree in fear of a Lion which followed it.

Expecting a double advantage Lion simply Waited under the Tree

Now this is very interesting as bear speaks to him “Hey Raaja No need to afraid I will not harm you as we both are in same situation . we have to spend the night to disappoint the Lion so you better sleep till mid night I will watch you, then I will sleep you should watch me “
Dharma Guptha Said “OK” and slept

Now Lion Ask The Bear “Throw the king from the tree I will eat him and go, more over I like kings meat when compared to yours”.

The Bear says “ No ! I will not do this as Betrayal is the biggest sin of all sins “

After some time it’s the turn of the King to watch the bear sleeping

Lion asks the king too “ You better Throw the bear from the Tree I will eat it and Go.

Well Dharma Guptha Without a second thought pushed bear from the tree but luckily bear wakes up caught hold of another branch and Scolds Dharma Guptha

“ You Mad King !!!I am not an ordinary bear but I am Dhayana Kasta Rishi transforms my selves in various forms to avoid disturbance from others , though you took my help you try to betray me which is an act of madness so I curse you to become Mad”.

Later Dhayna Kasta comes down and says to the Lion “ I know you are Badhra the Servant of Kubera cursed by Gowthama Rishi for Roaming nude with your wife in his Ashram”

With his words The Lion became Yaksha and bows to the Rishi and disappears to his loka

Why curse for the king and bless for the Lion ?

Well after Badhra pleaded Gauthama Rishi he was told That he will get back his original form when he as a lion engages in a talk with Dhayana kasta Rishi .

Now The real problem started for the king as he lost his mental balance was roaming in the forest, his army finds him and takes him to his father Nanda who was doing penance in the forest

Nanda Raaja rushes with his son to Jaimini Rishi for a treatment.
Jaimini Rishi who knows every thing asks Nanda to take his Son to swamy Pushkarini and the king obliged

By Just one day bath , seva and stay ,Dhrama Guptha lost his madness .and after great donations he left to his kingdom .

Please Note The difference between Dharma Guptha of this story and Shankhana in the prevoious vaaraha purana story is Dharma Guptha was Guided by father & guru got the lord blessings very easily.

So it is Swamy Pushkarini because it washes all sins made due to loss of control over our senses. And will makes us Swamy (King ) on our senses

Swamy Pushkarini Mahima..Vaaraha Purana


Once a King Called Shankhna who lost his kingdom to his enemies and ran away , hides from his enemies was very much worried about his future ,

happens to listen Aakashavani saying” Go to Venkatachala peek dip daily in Swamy Pushkarini and Pray the Lord for Six months that will benefits you”

The King obliged , after 6 months Lord Venkateswara gives him darshan from the center of Swamy Pushkarini

King Prays Him “ Hey Prabhu !!! You are the real swamy and the lord of all Kings I was just ruling my kingdom as your servant ,but I lost it , Now You should help in this regard as Life for a king without his kingdom is like hell.

Lord Simply blessed him this way,

Surprisingly without the king’s effort ,The enemies of The king who grabbed his kingdom quarreled with each other , found it difficult to rule the kingdom wanted to return it back to Shankhana ,searches for him and finds him near swamy pushkarini and begs him to take back his kingdom.
King happily followed them to rule .

Hence it is called Swamy Pushkarini for making him Swamy (leader) again.

Tirumala Maha Dwaram The Main Entrance
INSIDE THE TEMPLE …


The first step, the entry into the Temple proper, is through the Mahadwaram on the East Mada Street. Upon entry through the Mahadwaram you come into the Pratima Mandapam where the statues of Sri Krishnadevaraya, Emperor of Vijayanagaram, and his two consorts are found. To the left is the ‘Tulabharam’, scales upon which materials are weighed against the devotees for being offered in the temple. There is a shrine of Sri Ranganatha in a Mandapam called Ranganayakula Mandapam where Vahanas of the temple are kept now.

The next point is the Tirumalanayaka Mandapam with beautiful carvings a little further into the temple.

A statue of Raja Todarmul, a general of the Karnatak Nawab, and statues of his mother and his wife are found in a corner in the mandapam.
Next you come to the fully gold plated Dhwajastambham in a mandapam containing carvings of Avatarams.

Bali Peetam Tirumala
 
 
 
 
 
Flower Decoration on Tirumala Bali Peetam & Dwajasthambam
 
 
 
 
 
   MAHADWARAM   AND   VENDI VAAKILI (SILVER DOOR)
From here you proceed to the inner gopuram on the inner prakara where you find to the left a small but beautiful shrine of Sri Varadarajaswamy.
The shrine of Sri Varadarajaswami is an independent shrine located on the eastern side of the vimana. of Tirumala temple

The idol of Sri Varadarajaswami faces the West and is in a standing posture, with a disc and conch in the upper right and left hands respectively. The lower right hand is in the Abhaya pose and the lower left, in the Katyavalambika pose.

The name Varadaraja is given to this form of Sri Maha Vishnu as he is believed to be the giver of boons.

 To the left of the shrine is the ‘Potu’ (kitchen) wherein a small shrine of Vakuladevi is located.

The next spot is the gold plated well in the vicinity of the Potu known as Bangarubavi As devotees proceed from this spot, the mood is suddenly heightened and surcharged with emotion. Shouts of ‘Edukondalavada! Govinda! Govinda!’ rend the air.

Now you are nearing the Bangaruvakili (the Golden Gate). As you turn into the Gate you find Lord Garuda in a take-off posture with wings spread to carry the Lord on his immense shoulders.

Immediately after this you are pushed towards the Dwaarapaalakas, sentries on either side of the Bangaruvakili, the entrance to the Sanctum Sanctorum. The long hours of wait and your inexhaustible patience bear fruit now as you are in the immediate presence of the Lord.

INSIDE SANCTUM
 
 
 
 
 
WE ARE GOING TO HAVE DARSHAN
Vinaa Venkatesham nanatho nanatha
Sadaa Venkatesham smarami smarami
Hare Venkatesha Praseeda Praseeda
Priyam Venkatesha Prayachha Prayachha
 
 
 
The pilgrim would discover if he is lucky enough to command a little more time than what would be needed to have a fleeting glance at the glorious vision inside the sanctum, that the figure of the Hill God stands in the centre of the Sanctum.According to Vaikhanasa Agama there r 4 zones r areas where the deity is installed or located inside the sanctum Brahma,Daivika,Manusha,Paisacha are the zones. Think of the whole sanctum as a big square ensquared in to 4 inner squares. Amoung these the inner most square is called Brahma Sthana or zone, similarly the 2nd,3rd,4th squares representing Daivika,Manusha,Paisacha respectively. If the purpose of worship is to obtain Peace,Tranquility or spiritual excellence, the image must be in the Brahma zone, similarly,
Daivika zone – Nourishment,Health or worldly Prosperity
Manusha zone – Success and Victory
Paisacha zone – should br avoided, Disaster or Ruin
Lord Venkateswara is found exactly at Brahma Sthana here.
The Hill God was always regarded as a form of Vishnu undisputedly as the fact that the Vaikhanasa’s, who are an ancient group of Temple Priests, given exclusively to the worship of Vishnu,have, since remote antiquity, worshipping here is sufficient evidence. It is true that Venkatesa or Srinivasa is not one of the classical forms of Vishnu mentioned in texts of Silpa and Agama. It is also true that the original image in the sanctum which is tall (abt. 7 feet), majestic and bewitchingly beautiful is bereft of the usual emblems of Vishnu, Conch and Discus. There are 3 types of images according to Agama, namely,
Sthanaka – Standing,
Asina – Seated,
Sayana – Recumbent

Again there inturn are 4 types amoung these 3, which are

Yoga – worshipped by Ascetics, Recluses, Renunciants
Bhoga – Worldling who aspire for Prosperity and Enjoyment
Vira – who seek strength, Power and Success
Abhicharika – Sorcerers and Magicians engaged in the black art of Love-charms

The Hill God here is Sthanaka Yoga Viraha Murthy.
The Hill God accordingly, does not appear the same to all. Each devotee carries his own impression in his heart and mind. This is the unique character of the Hill shrine. There is a mystery in the Sanctum which is fascinating and elusive at the same time. The deity is experienced but not perceived, felt but not caught; It is an encounter at once satisfying, but leaves one yearning for more of it. It is full of spiritual power and therefore not to be directly approached by all People.
The image of the Lord of the Venkatachala Hill is undoubtedly a marvelous specimen of stone sculpture. The devotee, ofcourse, believes that it is a self-manifest one, unsculpted by human hand. and one would readily agree that it is an exceedingly ancient image going back to centuries before Christ. It is peaceful in aspect and four armed. It is alone without his usual consorts, Lakshmi and Bhudevi, at his sides. The upper hands carry Conch and Discus.
The Left normal hand touches the hip and the right one assumes the gesture of boon-bestowal pose. The complexion is that of a dark rain-bearing cloud and the figure is attired in silken garments. It is a well proportioned figure and the four arms are well shaped and long. The nose is shapely and eyes beautiful. The chest is broad and prominent and Goddess Lakshmi is seated on the right breast. The ears are adorned with makara kundalas. The figures beauty is that of a million gods of Love(Eros). He satisfies the desires of the devotees, and he gave away, to show his affection for his devotees, his own Conch and Discus to the king Tondaman.
The image is of stone and is suitable for worship. The presence of Goddess Lakshmi on the body of the Balaji is responsible for the name ‘Sri-nivasa’,(the abode of Lakshmi). This image of Lakshmi is in the agamas prescribed to be two-armed and seated in the Lotus posture. This form is called ‘Dvibhuja Vyuha Lakshmi’.
The consecration and worship of Vyuha Lakshmi are meant to secure unbounded and eternal prosperity. In the usual dailyworship, after Venkatesa Sahasra namarchana, this Vyuha Lakshmi on the gods right chest is also worshipped reciting the 16 names of Lakshmi(from Varaha Purana).

 
 
 
 
Lord Venkateswara (Sri Balaji) is a self-manifested jet-black stone. The Deity is known as Venkateswara, Srinivasa, Govinda, Perumal, or Balaji.

Moolavirat or Dhruva Beram — The main stone deity of Lord Venkateshwara is called Dhruva Beram (beram means “deity”, and dhruva means “pole star” or “fixed”). The deity is about 8 feet (2.4 m) from the toes to the top of the crown

His upper left arm ho

lds a conch-shell (sankha) and right a disk (cakra). The palm of his lower right hand is turned outward indicating his feet to one and all to prostrate , while his lower left hand is turned inward indicating That HIS existence is ..true… true …true .

The Lord’s forehead having a large tilak like “V” . HE has long hair, which falls on HIS shoulders. HE has a perfect nose, smiling lips & HE has beautiful cheeks and ears.

The bewitching smile that can be seen on the deity’s face is indeed a fascinating feature of the icon, rarely met with the images of this size and form. This smile is bright and luminous, charming the three worlds and illumining all the quarters, and revealing the gods compassion and love for the devotee. One would wonder if any sculptor,Human,Celestial could possibly bring abt this beautiful smile on the face and declares that the god has undoubtedly manifested himself out of his own free will in a splendid human form to charm his devotees.
 
 
Lord Venkateswara’s Right Hand is Varada Hasta (Boon Giving Hand) ,Points one and all to Prostrate to HIS Lotus Feet

HIS Left Hand is Kati Hastam indicates SamsAra SAgara will be only thigh high for those who obeys HIS Right Hand’s invitation

 
 
 
 
 
Melchat Vastra Seva of our Lord in Tirumala
 
Several happenings in the Sanctum astonished the temple priests.

While the Lord is being decorated with flowers and ornaments, the priests have felt the soft and supple body of the Lord though it is a granite idol.

It is also said that the Lord perspires after ‘Abhishekam’ and sweat is seen on the idol. For the priests serving the Lord in the Sanctum, the idol appears to be a living figure and not one made of granite.

Because He is Archaavathara, Swayam Vyaktha (self manifested), and will be present in Aananda Nilayam (the present abode of Lord) till the end of Kaliyuga protecting Dharma and humanity from the evils of Kaliyuga.

 
 
 
 
Few Old Gold Pics
 
 
 
 
 
Malayappa Swamy is a Swayambhu deity ( Self-manifested).was discovered in 1339 AD. He is originally referred as ” Malai Kuniya Ninra Perumal.” Over a period of time, the name was shortened to Malayappan or Malayappa Swamy.

Malayappan is seen in Standing pose. The upper two arms hold Shankam and Chakram while the lower right arms are in Varada Hasta mudra and Lower left arm in Katyavalambita Mudra.

Along with Malayapappa Swamy, His consorts – Sreedevi and Bhoodevi also accompany on either side during religious processions. Goddess Sreedevi is always on right hand side and Goddess Bhoodevi on left hand side of Malayappan. These two are also believed to be Swayambhu along with Malayappan.

 
 
 
 
Thondaman Chakravarthi – is a devotee king of Tirumala area and used to have Lord’s Sannidhi every day before any other activity. Once his enemy declared war for invading the kingdom. Thindaman requested Srinivasa perumal for rescue. Lord Srinivasa gave him SANKHU and CHAKRAM for fighing the enemy. As Thodaman has taken them, Perumal does not have SANKHU and CHAKRAM from there after

Later Some us

ed to call Him SIVA’s incarnation and some others as SAKTHI. Tirumala Nambi requested BHAGAVAD RAMANUJA to set right every thing by coming above the hills to Tirumala and establish REALITY. Ramanuja took it as Lord’s wish and went up the hill. To prove ALL – Ramanuja and other believers decided to keep Siva’s sulam, damarukam and Vishnu’s Panchayudhams inside the temple and lock it. By next day what ever Lord takes, will be binding on all devotees to accept related faith.

That night Lord Venkateswara came in the dream of BHAGAVAD RAMANUJA and asked him to put His SANKHU, CHAKRAM ACHARYA. It is believed RAMANUJA went inside in the form of ADISESHA and gifted them to Lord. However for outside world the next day Lord has all VAISHNAVA symbols and others rejected. This proved beyond doubt the Lord of TIRUMALA is VISHNU only

 
 
 
Please watch both original pics of Lord Venkateswara carefully
You can see both Sankhu Chakra are of Gold.
If LORD holding Shanku and Chakra in real they should also be in stone form right ?

Lord sent HIS Shanku Chakra to help Tondaman Raja in war, Later On the request of Tondaman Raja Lord  not holding Shanku Chakra

 
 
 
Vakuladevi , supervises the preparation of food relished by Lord Srinivasa. To this day she continues to supervise the preparation of all the prasadams for the Lord. So a peep hole is made in the wall for her to over see the preparations in the kitchen.

She Herself use to Prepare Big Laddus for Lord

Vimanam sarva paapagnam sarva lokeshu vishrutam 

apraakritam anaadyantam Vaikunttat aagatam mahat
 
 
This VimAnam, is renowned in all worlds, as it is from Vaikuntam without a beginning or an end, is capable of comprehensively destroying all our sins
 
The Pandyan king Jatavarman Sundara Pandyan gold plated the roof and gifted the gold gilted Kalasam.

Viranarasingaraya, a Pallava allied king performed thulabhara (weighing oneself) against gold and the same was used for making the gold plated 
 
copper sheets to cover the Vimana.
 
 
VimAna Venkateswara swamy @ Tirumala 


VimAna Venkateswara swamy has got equal importance to the Moola Virat ( main God inside the temple).

The VimAna Venkateswara now is garlanded in special silver and Gold over the Vimanam.(Gopuram).

It is believed that having Darshan of VimAna venkateswara is equal to having darshan of main idol.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Swarna Rathotsavam
 
 
 
 EKANTHA SEVA 
 
 
 
 
“Kruthethu Naarasimho Bhoo Trethayaam Raghunandana

Dwapare Vasudevascha Kalau Venkatanayaka

Translation: In Kritha Yuga, Lord Narasimha, In Treta Yuga Lord Sri Rama, In Dwapara Yuga Lord Sri Krishna, and in Kaliyuga Lord Sri Venkateswara are called as Prathyaksha Dhaivams (Deities).

Nithyaya niravadhyaya,
Sathyananda chidathmane,
Sarva antharathmane,
Srimad Venkatesaya mangalam
 
 
listen to this beautiful song.
 
 
 
~\!/~ SEshachala vAsa ! Sri Srinivasa ! Govinda ~\!/~ 
 

~\!/~ Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooovinda ~\!/~
 
 
 
SRINIVASA GADYAM – the divine recitation. Listen to this for completing our darshan
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sarva avayava soundaryaya , Sri Venkatesaya mangalam
 
 

 

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