Also known as: Srinivasa, Balaji, Venkata and Venkatachalapati,

  • Lord Venkateshwara is a form of Lord Vishnu.
  • He is accompanied by His two consorts Bhoodevi and Sridevi and is the ultimate protector in this Kali Yuga.
  • In one hand He has a Chakra, the other a conch, He holds a mace in his 3rd hand and the 4th hand points down towards His feet, indicating that He will bestow Grace on all who surrender at His feet.
  • Venkateshwara’s most prominent shrine is the Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple located in Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh in Southern India.

Where in the Temple? 

  • They are situated in the shrine to the right of Lord Murugan

Main Festivals Celebrated

  • Vaikundha Ekadasi
  • Special abishekham and prayers on the 2nd Sunday of each month

Associated songs / slokams

  • Vishnu/Venkateshwara Bajans

How to pray

  • Special prayer on Saturdays to nullify the effect of Sanieshwaran
  • Japa – silent meditative repetition of the Panchaachara Mantra – Om Namo Narayanaya

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