Celebrations - First Day
the first day, Dhwajarohana is conducted by hoisting the Garudadhwaja
(flag with the emblem of a black garuda), near the Srivari Alaya Dhwajasthambham.
spectacular procession of Lord Venkateswara on the Pedda Seshavahana is
taken around the four streets of the main temple from 2200 hrs till midnight.
meaning of Sesha is ‘to serve’. Adi Sesha is a thousand-headed
serpent, on whom Lord Sri Maha Vishnu rests in his abode, Vaikuntam.
Hills, the abode of Lord Sri Venkateswara, is believed to be the manifestation
of Adisesha. In commemoration of this event, the Lord is carried in a
procession around the streets of Tirumala on the Seshavahana (vehicle
shaped like Adisesha) during the first two days of Brahmotsavam (Pedda
Seshavahana and Chinna Seshavahana).
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