The Story of Sri Maha Vishnu Come to Earth -The Avatara of Sri Venkateswara Swami

                                                                    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

                            Parvathy Devi Sells Cow and Calf to King Chola                                
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

                                                 Saint Suka goes as Messenger                             
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.

                                                Srinivasa Borrows from KUBERA                                      
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.



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