Monday, December 13, 2010

Sixth Day of Brahmotsavam 2010

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.


  1. Jai Bedi Anjaneya,
    Hare Srinivasa !!!

    Very Nice Blog Radha, especially about Brahmotsavam. Nice insights as well :) As you have correctly mentioned there is a lot shastra with each aspect.

    Hanu shabdo gyana vachaka. Hanuman means who is extremely knowledgeable as proved during Sri Rama and Hanuman samvade in the Rushymooka parvat.

    Hanuman is symbol of Gyan, Bhakti and Vairagya. Sri Rama always rides on such a bhakta.

    All Vahanas are primarily Vayu or Vayu residing inside them as Vishnu is Varado Vayu Vahana (Vishnu Sashra Nama). I'll give the signficance of each Vahana to the best of my knowledge when I get a bit more time.

    Once again very nice effort. May Srinivasa shower his grace on you for starting this wonderful idea.

    Jai Bharateesha,

  2. Hrishikeshavare,
    I am humbled by your encouragement and kind words. Thank you very much. I would love to know more and am looking forward to your input. Take your time. I am a big fan of your blog, I spend a lot of time there.

  3. Amazing Rich imagery! Speaks volumes about intricacies and beauty of indian cultural traditions