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No, the murti in Tirumala is that of Lord Vishnu. I quote from the book of Dr. N. Ramesan, who was the Chairman of TTD, see Chapter V of this book. Mother Lakshmi is carved out on the right chest of the mula murthi and is an integral part of the idol. The yajnopavtiam and a set of four necklaces or ornaments can also be seen clearly made out on the idol.The ...


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http://www.kamakotimandali.com/blog/index.php?p=1477&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 https://www.kamakotimandali.com/misc/venkatesha.html A Srimperambudur manuscript also admits that the deity was worshiped as Shiva until the time of Rāmānuja and that ‘he established the forms of worship, of offering food, of bathing the deity and other ceremonies which ...


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The scholarly opinion (R. C. Hazra's) is that it was written in the 11th or 12th century A.D. so it cannot be a Mahā-purāṇa. The Devī-Bhāgavata, though a work of the eleventh or twelfth century A.D., claims to be the real Bhāgavata Purāṇa and includes the Vaiṣṇava Bhāgavata among the Upapurāṇas. But it really is an Upapurāṇa adapted carefully by its author ...


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