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Which period did Lord Vishnu descend to Tirupathi as Venkateshwara?

There's a famous story about this when Rishis were performing yagam for welfare of the people in Kaliyuga, Maharishi Bhirgu hit Lord Vishnu's chest on seeing who's the supreme. Upon hitting Vishnu's ...
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What are the names of Lord Srinivasa residing in the seven hills of Tirupathi?

Tirupathi consists of seven hills. What are the names of the individual seven hills and what are the synopsis of these hills? What are the names of the five Srinivasans residing in these seven hills?
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Why two Rakshasa idols are kept near the main idol of Govindaraja Temple, Tirupati?

I was listening to Chaganti Koteswara Rao's speeches about the Govindaraja Temple, Tirupati. He said that there 2 Rakshasas are kept near main idol. Why 2 Rakshasas are kept near the main idol of ...
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Is Malayappa Swamy Vigraha Swambhu/Self Manifested

Swayambhu Vigraha means incarnated figure or an idol which has no human involvement in its creation, generally such Idols/figures are more important and considered to be more sacred than man-made ...
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Why Lord venkateshwara has a white spot on the chin?

Lord venkateshwara is adorned with white camphor (that looks like a white spot) on his chin. What is the story behind this application of camphor at his chin & what's the significance of this?
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Are non-Hindus allowed inside Tirumala Veṅkaṭēśwara Temple? Do they need to sign a waiver?

Are non-Hindus allowed inside Tirumala Veṅkaṭēśwara Temple? I heard that for a non-Hindu to enter the temple, they need to sign a waiver. Is this true? Also, is it a recent development or restriction? ...
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What scriptures describe Shwetadvipa being underground with gates at Tirupati and other places?

In Hindu cosmology, the Earth is said to have seven Dvipas or islands. Many people (myself included) believe that the seven Dvipas refer to the seven continents, which is why Hindu rituals in India ...
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Why Padmavathi not stayed with Lord Venkateshwara swamy on Seven Hills in Tirumala instead stayed at Tiruchanoor?

Why Goddess Padmavathi not stayed with Lord Venkateshwara swamy on Seven Hills in Tirumala instead stayed/settled at Tiruchanoor? When Goddess Sri Lakshmi met Padmavathi? At which instance or what ...
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Brahmotsavam in Tirupati only and not in other divyadesams

Why Brahmotsavam is celebrated in Tirupati in Aswayuja or Asvin or Purattasi month? Why not in other 105 Divyadesams? Any puranic reference.
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Why are Tirupati temple priests restricted from traveling overseas?

From this news article: When Pandit Venkatacharilu Samudrala first headed West 32 years ago, he wasn't steered by visions of the good life. In fact, Samudrala strongly resisted joining the newly ...
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How much loan was given to Lord Venkateshwara by Kuber?

In the story of Lord Venkateshwara, He had taken loan from Kuber in order to marry Padmavati. Kubera gave the loan on the condition that Vishnu cannot return to Vaikuntha (heavenly abode) without ...
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Why lord Venkateshwara's name is not listed in the avatars of vishnu? [duplicate]

Why is lord Venkateshwara name not listed in avatar of Vishnu?