Sri Vyasaraya Teertharu & Sri Vadiraja Teertharu at Tirumala
Sri Vyasarajaru(image is the courtesy of dvaita.org)
Hari Sarvothama Vayu Jivothama
Sri Vyasaraja Teertharustayed at Tirumala for 12 years and did seva to the Lord Sri Venkateshwara and graciously handed over the the same to the archaka and left the place. Before leaving the holy precincts he had donated the Shesha Vahana which we see during the Brahmotsava every year.
Sri Vadiraja Teertharu visualised the entire hill as a Shaligrama and walked on his knees to avoid apachara to the same. To commemorate it he presented a Shaligrama hara (garland) to the Lord which adorns the deity till today.