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Was Lord Venkateshwara's second wife Bibi Nanchari really a Muslim?

I searched the wiki, but didn't find any answer to my question.

  • The actual Bibi Nachair is said to be a Muslim devotee in the Madhura Bhakti tradition of Cheluva Narayana of Melkote. – user1195 Feb 6 '15 at 9:41
  • Please retain the original version of the question. In Telugu/Andhra, where Venkateswara dwells, , this supposed second wife of venkateswara is called Bibi nanchari or Bibi nancharamma – user1195 Feb 6 '15 at 10:58
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    It is my understanding that Lord Venateswara's incarnation was thousands of years ago....The Muslim religion did not come to India until approximately 600 A.D.....the time periods don't match.... – Swami Vishwananda Feb 7 '15 at 4:49
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    @moonstar2001 There is also Thulukka Nachiyar, the Muslim princess who fell in love with Ranganatha, the deity of Sri Rangam. – Keshav Srinivasan Feb 7 '15 at 7:59
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    @SwamiVishwananda The claim is not that Venkateshwara married a Muslim woman while he was moving about on the Earth originally. At that time he just married Padmavathi. Rather, the claim is that much later, a Muslim woman became devoted to Venkateshwara, so Venkateshwara appeared before her and married her. It's akin to how Vishnu is said to have married Andal, the female poet-saint. – Keshav Srinivasan Feb 7 '15 at 8:06

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