Om! Gam! Ganapathaye! Namaha!Om! Sri Raghavendraya Namaha!Om! Namo! Bhagavathe! Vaasudevaaya!Om! Ham! Hanumathe! Sri Rama Doothaaya Namaha!
(Vaisaakha Sukla Dasami)
We come across several divine festivals and events during the sacred month of Vaisakha maasam starting from Akshaya Thrutheeya but, one such very sacred andcelestial event that does not figure in the Hindu calendar
(except in TTD’s)
is Vaisakha Sukla Dasami; the day divine marriage of Lord Srinivaasa (Venkateswara)and Goddess Padmavathi Devi took place. It is rather surprising how this celestialepisode of the Lord of the Universe has missed out the attention of PanchaangaKarthas. In fact, this event of the divine marriage forms the basis for the SupremeLord Vishnu to manifest at Tirumala hills in this Kaliyuga. For making this eventhappen Lord Vishnu is said to have come down to the earth from his abode Vaikuntaafter having a wrangle (Leela of the Lord) with his consort Goddess Maha Lakshmi.He took the form of Srinivasa and settled down at Aananda Nilaya on top of Tirumala Hills called Venkataadri also known as Venkataachala after gettingmarried with Goddess Padmavathi Devi. L
et’s try to get
acquainted with its nicetiesand its significance.
Who is Lord Srinivaasa?
Sreenivasa is one of the several thousand names of Lord Maha Vishnu. In Sri VishnuSahasranaama Stothram we find a reference to the word Srinivaasa in sloka # 65. Srimeans Goddess Lakshmi; Nivaasa means the (abode) residence. Srinivaasa means;the one (Goddess Lakshmi) who always dwells (nithya-anapaayani) in the (Hrudaya)