Sri Venkateshwara Suprabhatham and Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam prayers are recited every Saturday, from 9 to 10 a.m.
Lord Venkateshwara, another form of Lord Vishnu, is a very popular Hindu deity. He is also known affectionately known as Balaji or Srinivasa. His consort (left in the picture alongside) is Padmavati Devi also reverently called “Tayaar” (mother). He has been depicted as having a dark complexion and four hands. In his two upper hands he holds a discus (Chakra – a symbol of power) and a conch shell (Shankh – a symbol of existence). With his lower hands extended downward he asks devotees to have fait h and surrender to him for protection. One of the most popular temples dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara is in Tirupathi (Andra Pradesh), India. The Andhra temple is located atop the seventh peak of a range of seven hills and hence he is also known as the Lord of Seven Hills. The better known U S Temples dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara are located in Pittsburg, PA and Aurora, IL.
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