It is believed that when Lord Vishnu took the avatar of Venkateshwara Swamy, the goddesses (Lord Vishnu's two wives) gave seven curses to Him. For each curse, Lord Vishnu took one step back from them and at last became a statue which is in Tirupathi.

What were those seven curses by which Lord Venkateshwara became a statue?

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    I just wanted to say that this has been one of the most useful questions on the site for me. Attempting to answer this question led me to do lots of research on Venkateshwara, because it turns out that it's surprisingly difficult to find a Hindu scripture that actually discusses how Lakshmi and Padmavati were arguing and how Venkateshwara became a statue; Hindu scripture seems more focused on Venkateshwara's wedding and how he helped king Thondaman and the like. Anyway, thanks for this question! It's what ultimately led me to ask so many Venkateshwara-related questions on this site. – Keshav Srinivasan Sep 25 '14 at 6:13
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    Nice Question :) – Just code Sep 25 '14 at 6:37
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    @KeshavSrinivasan: We are waiting for the answer. – Pritam Sep 2 '15 at 11:53
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    Hope this document helps ..https://ia800300.us.archive.org/2/items/historyoftirupat035504mbp/historyoftirupat035504mbp.pdf – R__raki__ Mar 5 '16 at 6:56
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    @user2728397 the link doesn't work. – chirag90 May 25 '17 at 14:00

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