Sacrifice of Saints
In the ancient period all the saints assembled together to conduct a sacrifice for the goodness of the world.There came the famous Saints Narada.He asked them whom did they want to give the sacrificial result,whether it was to brahma or Vishnu or Maheswara .They replied that they wanted to give it to the GOD who could control the Sathva,Rejas,Thamo Qualities.Then started the argument who was the greatest among the Trois.At last Saint Bhrugu was directed to find out who was the greatest
Bhrughu Goes to Brahma
Saint Bhrughu who knew about the past, present and future acquired a third eye in his inner foot through his powerful penance.The great Bhrughu First went to the world of Lord Brahma.Brahma was chit-chattering with his wife Goddess Saraswathy.He did not pay proper attention to Bhrughu.The angry Bhrugu said that through Brahma had four faces and eight eyes He could not see the guest coming.So Brahma did not deserve the sacrificial result. Since Brahma was indulged in Rejas Bhrughu cursed him that Brahma would never get offerings in the temples.That is why Brahma had no temple.
Bhrugus journey to Kailasa
Saint Bhrugu`s mind was hurt .He started from the world of Brahma and reached Kailasa mountain , the abode of Lord Siva.There Bhrugu saw Lord Siva and his wife Goddess Parvathy engaged in a happy dance.Nandhi the chief disciple and many others were standing absorbed in the dance. Siva could not receive his guest properly,Brughu became angry and said that shiva did not deserve the sacrificial result. He cursed Shiva that he never get an idol worship in the temples. Instead the system of worshiping Siva in the form of Phallus came into existence
Bhrughu Visits Vaikunta
Bhrugu reached Vaikunda, the residence of Lord MahaVishnu.Bhrughu saw Vishnu lying with his wife Goddess Lakshmi upon the snake Anandha. Which is his bed. Narayana saw Bhrughu coming. He pretended that he did not see him and engaged in chit chattering with Lakshmi Devi.Without thinking who he was and what he was doing Bhrughu put his foot on Narayana`s Breast.Narayana got up calmly and tell at the feet of Bhrughu for pardon. He repented that he had done wrong by not carrying Bhrughu.He asked Bhrughu when he put his foot on Narayanas breast whether his foot was hurt by the jewels worn by Narayana in his breast. To remove the pain he rubbed the feet of burughu.While doing this he destroyed the third eye in the inner foot.Having lost the third eye Bhrughu lost all his arrogance.He understood his guilt and praised Vishnu.He returned to the saints and told them that Sri Hari was the greatest among the Trios. He asked them to give the sacrificial result to Mahavishnu
The Enimity between MahaVishnu & Lakshmi Devi
Lakshmi Devi`s abode is at Vishnu`s breast. When Bhrughu put his foot on Vishnu`s Breast he fell at the feet of Bhrughu and begged forgiveness.He did not show any anger against Bhrughu.when Lakshmi Devi saw this she became very angry towards her husband without knowing the truth Vishnu tried to calm Lakshmi Devi.But……..
Lakshmi Devi Leaves Vaikunta
Mahavishnu tried to calm Lakshmi Devi.But it was invain. Lakshmi Devi left Vaikunta
Lakshmi Devi`s Penance(Tapassu) at Kollapuram
The Trios and the saints tried to convince the truth to Lakshmi Devi .But she did not hear it. She set out for Kollapuram and began penance
Sri Maha Vishnu reaches Varaha Mountain
Lakshmi Devi left Vaikunta and MahaVishnu became very disappointed .He came to the earth and visited Varaha Moorthy at Varaha Mountain
MahaVishnu asks Place to Varaha Moorthy
MahaVishnu convinced his state to Varaha Moorthy .He got permission and place to stay there. Then he started penance sitting in a termitary
Mahavishnu came to the earth and started penance .During His Penance he was tormented by lack of sleep and food. Saint Narada told that to Parvathy Devi.Because of her prayer Brahma and Siva changed into a Cow and Calf.Parvathy Devi disguised as a cow herdess and sold the Cow and Calf to the King Chola
Cow Oozes Milk on the Termitary
Varaha Moutain was a part of the Kingdom of Chola.The Cows of the King Chola used to graze in this forest area. Lord Brahma and Shiva disguised as cow and calf were also grazing there along with other herds.They were oozing milk every day on the termitay.One day the grazier saw that and reported to the King Chola.
MahaVishnu Curses King Chola
Next day King Chola hid near the termitary. The cow oozed Milk .When the cattle shepherd strock the cow with his axe Vishnu was trying to come out of temitary. He got injured on his jaw and blood gushed from the wound.The cattle shepherd fell unconscious. The King ran to Vishnu and tell at his feet and begged for mercy. Vishnu Cursed him to become a Devil. He said that in the next birth the King of Chola would born as king of Sky .When Vishnu marries his daughter Padmavathy the king would get salvation.since the cattle herder was the first man to see Vishnu after coming to earth his race would get the privilege to see him first in Vishu`s temple
Vakula Mata Treats Sri Hari
Narayana got injured on his head and jaws.He was searching for some medicine to cure the wounds. He heard a woman chanting the names of Sri Krishna from a near by cloister.He went to the cloister and saw a woman names Vakula Malika. She applied some medicines in the wound and comforted Narayana.During the period of Vishnu`s incarnation of Sri Krishna.Yeshoda could not see the marriage of Krishna knowing the sorrow of Yeshoda Krishna blessed her to fulfill her ambition .So Yashoda born as Vakula Malika and conducted the marriage between Srinivasa and Padmavathy as a mother .Thus she got salvation
King of Sky(Akasa Raju) Ploughs the Field
The king of Sky had no children .So he made a sacrifice directed by Saint Suka. When he ploughed the field used for sacrifice he got a box .In the box he saw a female child lying in a lotus having thousand petals
Youth of Padmavathy
The King got the child from a PADMAM(LOTUS) so he named the female child as padmavathy .He brought her up very carefully.As years passed Padmavathy became a young beautiful woman
Srinivasa Rescues Padmavathy
Srinivasa went for hunting from the cloister(Ashrama) of Vakula Malika .He saw an elephant chasing a young woman. At once he sent some arrows at the elephant .The elephant was frightened and ran away. Thus he rescued Padmavathy from Danger
Pamavathy Loves Srinivasa
Padmavathy fell in Love with Srinivasa .She did not know who he was Srinivasa also fell in Love with Padmavathy .Both of them did not tell each other about this and left the forest .
Kurathy`s Says Kuries or Future
Srinivasa wanted to know more about the woman ,He had see in the forest . So He disguised as `Kurathy` ( a woman telling future ) and went to the kingdom of the Chola.There Kurathy foretold about the future to the people .During that Srinivasa understood that the woman He had seen in the forest was the daughter of the King of the Sky.
Srinivasa Says Future of Padmavathy
The King sent for the Kurathy woman to come to the palace to know the cause of the sorrow of his daughter Srinivasa in the disguise of Kurathy Woman went to the palace and told the King that the reason for her sorrow was the young man she had seen in the forest.`Kurathy ` told the King that the young man was MahaVishnu .`Kurathy ` directed the King to fix the marriage between Srinivasa and Padmavathy
Srinivasa entrusted Saint Suka.who had green bird head,to inform the Gods about his marriage
Meeting with the GODS
The Gods became very happy when they had heard the news of the marriage of Srinivasa.They all arrived before Srinivasa and Promised to come and conduct the marriage . They advised Srinivasa to ask KUBERA,the God of wealth for money to meet the marriage expenses
The King of Sky(AKASRAJU) Invites Srinivasa
Srinivasa got marriage invitation from the King of Sky .He became very Happy and showed it to Vakula Malika whom he respected as his mother. She asked Srinivasa how he could meet the expenses of the marriage. He told her that He was going to borrow money from Kubera .Srinivasa throught about Kubera in his mind.
Kubera appeared before Srinivasa .He asked for gold and money for his marriage .Srinivasa told Kubera that he would repay the debt at the end of KALIYUGA`(the present ).Kubera gave the necessary money to Srinivasa.Brahma and Siva stood as witness in the form of two pipal tress along the shore of the `PUSHKARANI`(POND).Later when trees were to cut down blood gushed from these trees .So the cutting of trees stopped. We can see these pipal trees near the pond(Pushkarani) in Tirumala
Srinivasa Sets Out for Marriage
Srinivasa started journey on his vehicle Garuda,An Eagle ,to morry Padmavathy
Arrival of GODS
All Gods together with Saints and ascetics arrived to attend the marriage of Srinivasa
Srinivasa Marries Padmavathy
God consecrated flowers and saints blessed and subjects happily celebrated the marriage. Thus the marriage of Srinivasa with Padmavathy was conducted in splendor
Saint Agasthya gives Feast.
After the marriage Saint Agasthya gave feast to the couple . They lived in the cloister(ASHRAM) for six months as his guests
Anger of Lakshmi Devi
Saint Narada told Lakshmi Devi about the marriage. She stopped her penance at Kollapuram and reached the cloister of Aghastya.There she asked Srinivasa for Justice
History of Maya Sita
In the Ramayana Maya Sita went to Agni ,Lord of Fire, instead of Sita .Maya Sita was Padmavathy.Vishnu was RAMA and LAKSHMIDEVI was Sita.Sita asked Rama to marry Maya Sita for the Sacrifice she had done. But Rama Refused it because He wanted to be a monogamous. Rama said in the next birth He would born as Srinivasa and marry Padmavathy .Srinivasa asked Lakshmi Devi to remember these things .Having remembered the past her mind changed and became very calm
Emperor Thondaman Built Temple
A temple was built by emperor Thondaman at Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh .In this temple Srinivasa in the name of Balaji,carries Lakshmi Devi in his breast and blesses the devotees. Padmavathy Devi Resides at Tiruchanoor and gives blessings to the devotees.It is believed that after closing the temple in the night Srinivasa goes to Tiruchanoor to see Padmavathy Devi .Vakula Malika also got Salvation. Srinivasa allowed her to sit at the door of `THADAPPALLY`(Temple Kitchen) and watch the devotees making offerings .Devotees can see the Idol of Vakula Malika at the `THADAPPALLY` door.