Lord Sri Rama on Simha Vahana

Lord Sri Rama on Simha Vahana

Lord Sri Rama, the processional deity of Kodandarama Swamy temple at Tirupati  took celestial ride on the majestic Simha Vahanam on the morning of on Wednesday, the third day of festival. IMPORTANCE OF SIMHA VAHANAM: Simha serves as a symbolic message of balance and sound judgement. Lion shares the world of both night and day and bears a message of prudence to us. Other than a symbol for strength, other symbolic attributes of the lion includes Wisdom, Power, Royalty, Dignity, Courage, Justice, Ferocity, Dominion and Authority. To show that these…

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Sri Venkateshwara Annaprasadam Trust Completes 31 Years of Free Meals

Sri Venkateshwara Annaprasadam Trust Completes 31 Years of Free Meals

Sri Venkateshwara Annaprasadam Trust (SVAT) that is run by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam has now completed 31 years of serving free full meals to the devotees. The program that started with a donation of 10 lakh rupees in 1985  has a corpus fund of Rs690 Crore as it completes 31 years  on April 6, 2016. The scheme to distribute free meals at the temple was first conceived by L V Ramaiah, then member of the TTD trust, who urged the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N T Rama Rao to initiate Anna Santharpana…

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