Temple Deities

Our temple has 9 shrines in its complex. The main shrine of our temple is Lord Venkateshwara along with his consorts Sridevi, Bhudevi & Dwara-Palakas ( Jaya & Vijaya). The temple consists of both Vaishnavite ( i.e. people who worship Lord Vishnu ) and Shaivite ( i.e. people who worship Lord Siva) deities. Given below is a brief description of each temple:

 

Sri Venkateswara

Sri Venkateswara

He is also known as Balaji, Srinivasa, or Vishnu. According to Vedas he is called as the “Kaliyuga Pratyaksha Devata” ( the self incarnated - GOD for this era). His abode is known as ‘Vaikuntam’. His main shrine is at Tirumala (Tirupati) & is the holiest place and is also the world’s largest & richest temple. On an average 200,000 devotees a day visit Tirumala for having the darshan (glimpse) of the almighty throughout the year.

Vehicle - Garuda (Eagle)
Holy Places - Tirumala (Tirupati)
Festivals - Nitya Kalyanotsavam, Brahmotsavam (Navrathri), & Teppotsavam (boat festival)

Sridevi

Sridevi

She is also known as Lakshmidevi or Padmavathi. She is the consort of Lord Vishnu. She is Mother of the Universe. She is the Goddess of Wealth in all respects, and thus is known as Astalakshmi (8 forms of Lakshmi: Adilakshmi, Dhanyalakshmi, Dhairyalakshmi, Gajalakshmi, Santanalakshmi, Vijayalakshmi, Vidyalakshmi, and Dhanalakshmi).

Holy Places - Mangapuram
Festivals - Varalakshmi Vratham, Deepavali, Vijaya Dasami

Sri Rama Parivar

Bhudevi

She is also known as Sri Andal or Godadevi. She is Goddess of Earth and is known best for her patience and forgiveness because she tolerates any sort of things performed by humans (e.g. walking, jumping, digging, spitting, etc.). She is usually prayed before construction of any structure (Bhoomi puja) and thereby requesting her to shower her blessings and also excuse us for hurting her.

Holy Places - Sri Valliputtur
Festivals - Dhanurmasam

Sri Rama Parivar

Sri Rama Parivar

Sri Rama is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He is best known for his preaching to the world of ONE word, ONE goal, ONE woman. His parivaar (family) consists of Sita devi (his consort), Lakshmana (his devoted brother), and Hanuman (the supreme devotee who has incarnated Lord Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana in his heart; he is also known for his extraordinary strength, courage, and devotion).

Holy Places - Ayodhya, Bhadrachalam
Festivals - Sri Rama Navami, Dussehra, Sri Hanuman Jayanthi

Radha Krishna

Radha Krishna

He is the ninth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He is the God of Love. He has given to humanity the sacred nectar of Bhagavad Gita which describes and answers any questions/doubts that an individual can have. Radha is a great devotee who dedicated her mind only for Lord Krishna and set an example that Jivatma (Radha/We) and Paramatma (the Lord) can become one.

Holy Places - Repalli, Mathura, Udipi, Guruvayur
Festivals - Krishnastami, Karthika Poornima

Sri Chandramouliswara

Sri Chandramouliswara

He is worshipped all over the world with great devotion for he grants the wishes of devotees and is very easy to be pleased for his love upon us as a parent. He is the cause of destruction i.e. bad for good ... His abode is known as ‘Kailasam’. On earth (Bhu-Kailasam) is at Kedarinath.

Vehicle - Nandi (Bull)
Holy Places - There are 12 holy places known as ‘Dwadasa Jyothirlingams’. They are:    
Somanathan (Saurastra),     Mallikarjuna (Sri Sailam),     Mahakalyam (Ujjain),
Om karam (Parameshwaram),     Kedarinath (Himalaya),     Bhimasankaran (Dakani),
Vishveswara (Varnasi),     Triambakam (Goutami),     Paralyam (Vaidyanath),
Baidyanatham (Darukavanam),     Rameshwaram (Sethu Bandan),     Siva (Gasmesham)
 
Festivals - Krishnastami, Kartika Purnima

Parvathi

Parvathi Devi

She is also known as Mahakali, Tara, Tripur Sundari, Raj-Rajeshwari, Chinna, Tripur Bhairavi, Alakshmi, Balga Mukhi, Matangi, & Lakshmi. She is more commonly known as Durga-Devi. She is the consort of Lord Siva.

Vehicle - Simham (Lion)
Festivals - Navarathri

Ganesh

Ganesha

He is also known as Vigneshwara, Vinayaka, or Pillaiyar. He is elder son of Lord Siva & Parvathi. He is the chief for the devas (Gods). Before the start of any ritual/ sacrifice/ work he is the firstmost one to be worshipped & offered prayers and only then continue with the activity to be started. The belief behind this being that, he safegaurds the premises and protects us from the evil forces.

Vehicle - Mooshika (Rat)
Festivals - Ganesh Chaturthi, Sankatahara Chaturthi

Ganesh

Valli, Devasena Sahita Sri Subrahmanyeswara

He is also known as Murugan or Karthikeya. He is younger son of Lord Siva & Parvathi. He is the Defence minister for the devas (Gods). He is very well known for his intellegence, strength & Valour. He leads the Good against Bad. His Consorts are Valli & Devasena.

Vehicle - Mayuram (Peacock)
Holy Places - Palani, Tirutani, Swami Malai, Tirruchandur, Palamrudu  Sholai, Tirupurakundaram
Festivals - Adi Krithika, Skanda Sashti