Story of Lord venkateshwara
Whenever you visit South India, you would most probably hear the name of Tirupati Balaji temple. This temple is one of the wealthiest and popular temples of India.
In today’s blog post, I would tell you about the story of Lord Venkateswara, the God of Tirupati temple. For more such things, read my latest blog post: Story of Tirupati Balaji.
Tirupati Balaji is a very famous temple located in the hill town of Tirumala in Chitoor District in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This temple is known for its richness and uniqueness. Lord Venkateshwara and the story of his temple are the most popular folklores of the Andhra region.
It is a Vaishnava Temple which is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara which is a form of Lord Vishnu. This temple is so special that it has been referred to as the present Vaikuntha of Kaliyuga.
According to the Story of Lord Venkateshwara, Lord Vishnu himself incarnated as Srinivasa and presided in this town. This temple is the second richest temple of India. It has assets worth over 3200 crores in rupees, which is almost 3.2 billions.
Over 50,000 to 1,00,000 people visit this temple on a daily basis. While on special functions, the visitors shoot up to 5,00,000. This temple gets donations of almost 650 crores annually.
Lord Venkateshwar is a form of Lord Maha Vishnu. He is the presiding deity of this temple. The name of the deity comes from the 7 peaks present here. These 7 peaks together are called Venkatachala.
Lord Venkateshwar is the lord of this Venkatachala. He is the present form of Lord Vishnu in Kaliyuga. According to scriptures and local folks, Lord Vishnu himself incarnated here in the form of a boy named Srinivasa.
He came here to solve the problems of his devotees and eliminate all the problems of them. He did Leelas here to be incarnated here and live with the people. He is also known as Venkata, Venkatesh, Govinda, Balaji, Srinivasa etc.
This temple has been revered by many popular saints. Many notable saints such as Ramanuja, Ramanand, Chaitanya, Mahaprabhu, Adi Shankaracharya have visited this temple and paid obeisances to the Lord.
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