|Hanuman The Monkey God, Carries the mighty Lord in Procession|
Lord Hanuman is the most devout disciple of the Lord. The Lord himself has taught Hanuman Atma Tatva. Hanuman represents power, mightiness, strength, and most of all loyalty and unmatched devotion. There is an energy that encapsulates the whole world as the Lord rides on the strong back of Hanuman.
The mighty Lord Malayappa Swami and his divine consorts are about to ride the Great Ratha
In the evening, the Lord rides Gaja Vahana. The 'Gaja' is our untamed minds. The Lord rules our heart and controls the way it seeks materialistic things and earthly pleasures.
|The Lord gets ready for his Savari, he is set out to bless the devotees.|
|Gajendras (Elephants) wait for the Lord to Welcome him and Salute him.|
|Mangalaarathi to the Lord.|
The mighty Lord on the Great Gajendra is more than just a God riding the elephant. There is a profound spiritual meaning attached to this. The Elephant is a very intelligent animal. The Lord had rescued an elephant, Gajendra when a crocodile had caught it's foot. The Lord had granted Moksha to Gajendra. The Lord has devotess in all formsand he loves all of them equally. The rich and the affluent used to ride elephants as a symbolism of their wealth. The mighty Lord is the Lord of wealth and he is riding his Elephant to come to us and fulfill our wishes. He wants us to love him and think of him.