• “ve:nkate:sa samo: de:vo:  

    na:sthi na:sthi mahi: thale:”

                Varaha Purana, 58th Adhyaya

                God appeared in the form of Lord Srinivasa during the entire Kaliyuga.

  • The effulgent, omnipresent, omniscient Lord Srimannarayana is the supporter of all beings. He took innumerable incarnations on this earth to put us on the right path.

  • In Kaliyuga, the compassionate Lord appeared in deity form on the seven hills as Lord Venkateswara – to be accessible to all – the privileged and the less fortunate to remove our weaknesses, burn our sins and make us strong and better human beings to live for higher purposes.

  • 11 out of 18 Puranas elaborated the history of Lord Venkateswara. A total of 157 adhyayas are dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. The number of slokas eulogizing Lord Venkateswara are approximately 10,771.

  • “Oh man surrender to the Lord Srinivasa who resides on the beautiful magnificent seven hills standing tall kissing the skies” sang the saint Nammalvar.

  • Lord also reciprocated in His promise “I will protect thee from all sins who surrender to me” (18.66 Bhagawad Githa). His grace is still evidently seen right from King Thondaman, potter Bhimanna, Ananthalvan etc.,

S.NO    PURANAS  No. Of Adhyaya No. Of Sloka
1  VARAHA  40(30+10) 2072 ½
2 PADMA  11 868 ½
3 GARUDA 01 63
4 HARIVAMSA (SESHA DHARMA) 01 57
5 BRAMHANDA 12 853 ½
6 MARKANDEYA 05 284 ½
7 VAMANA 25 1617
8 BRAMHA 12 555 ½
9 BHAVISHYOTHTHRA 215 2306 ½
10 SKHANDA 30(18+12) 1748
11 ADITHYA 05 345
TOTAL 157 10771

                                       

Venkatachala Mahatmyam
Sri Venkateshwara Ithihasamala