The Three Appearances of Lord Venkateswara & Its Significance
There are many interesting stories and legends surrounding the holy shrine of Tirumala, associated with Lord Venkateswara who is an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Here we read about the three appearances of the Lord and its significance.
Though the temple itself is thousands of years old and has witnessed modifications every two or three centuries, it still remains of the most visited holy places in India.
It has been said by many Vedic scholars and the former chief priest of the temple Ramana Dheekshitulu himself that as per the darshanam undertaken by pilgrims at Tirumala, they are blessed with different boons.
It is said that those devotees who undertake darshanam and visit the deity in the morning are blessed with good education and a long life.
Those devotees who visit and undertake darshanam in the afternoon are blessed with a robust body, great glow and immense wealth.
Finally, those devotees who visit the shrine and seek blessings of Lord Venkateswara in the evening are blessed with immense knowledge and with moksha.
These three blessings are not random or concocted stories but have a logic and reason behind them.
As per Vedic scriptures, Lord Venkateswara appears as a child to devotees who view him in the morning. Hence, the blessings of education and long life.
In the afternoon, Lord Venkateswara appears to devotees as a young man hence they are blessed with a strong, robust body, a youthful glow, and wealth.
To those devotees who visit the Lord in the evening witness him as an old man who is blessing them with immense knowledge and moksha.