Pedda Sesha vahanam
On the night after Dhwajarohana, a festival is held with Malayappaswamy on the big seven – hooded golden seshavahana.
“The lord of the serpents, Adisesha, who with a fearsome form, bears to eternity the massive weight of the globe with its
- forests galore,
- the trees,
- the oceans,
- the hills,
- lakes full of water, rivers,
- with his thousand hoods,
- who dispels sins and
- who acts as a bed for Lord Vishnu,
- who sleeps on the milky ocean, acts as a car [vahana] on the first night of Brahmotsavas.
According to the Visishtadwaita tradition, God is seshi [the saviour] and the others are the ones who are saved.
The Lord preaches this concept of Sesha-seshi, riding in procession on the Seshavahana.