The main shrine in the center of the Temple is of the Moola Virat ( presiding Deity), Sri Venkateswara Swami, also known as Balaji, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The spectacular form of the Lord embodies all the attributes of the Divine spirit that inspire Hindu devo-tion and dedication. The four arms depict the four cor-ners of the world, four aims of life (Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha) and the four Ve-das (Sama, Rig, Yajur, and Atharva) and signify the om-nipotent nature of the Su-preme Being. The “Sankha” (Conch) to awaken, the “Chakra” (Discus) to de-stroy evil, “Varada Hastha” ( Blessing Hand) to safeguard the righteous, and “Abhaya (Katyavalambita) Hastha”, (Resting Arm) to offer peace and comfort to the Devout. Goddess Sri Lakshmi resides on His chest close to His heart (hence the name Srinivasa). Jaya and Vijaya, two great saints stand guard on either side at the entrance of Sri Balaji Sannidhi.
Sri Maha Lakshmi (Sri Devi)
Sri Maha Lakshmi is the beloved wife of Sri Venkates-wara Swami who appears by his side in all the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. According to Hindu mythology she plays an equal role in the maintenance and continuance of the world. She is worshipped as the God-dess of wealth and good fortune, harbinger of auspiciousness and abundance. She is the true icon for dedication to the cause of humanity and her spouse
Sri Bhoodevi (Andal)
The goddess of Earth completes the concept of the universe with her consort Lord Vishnu and Sri Devi. She represents the greatest devotion to the God, expressing her love in mystic poetry, por-traying patience and tolerance like mother earth.
The incarnation of Sri Parvathi as a young maiden deity is wor-shipped as Kanyaka Parames-wari. She represents the signifi-cance of art, character, dance, education, love, music and piety.
The highly revered vehicle of Lord Vishnu is Garuda,the great Eagle. His shrine is located in front of the main entrance on the terrace next to the Dhwaja Sthambham,an ornate pillar unique to the Temples of South India.
Sri Siddhi Vinayaka
Lord Vinayaka is worshipped in many forms by virtue of His at-tributes like Siddhi Vinayaka for accomplishment and fulfillment, and Buddhi Vinayaka for enrich-ment of intellect and knowledge. As a result Sri Siddhi Vinayaka is one of the first Deities wor-shipped to bring any epic project to fruition.
Sri Lakshmi Varaha Swami
Sri Varaha Swami is one of the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu accompanied by Bhudevi, Mother Earth. He resides on the banks of the Pushkarini (the lake) in front of Sri Balaji Tem-ple in Tirupathi. It is customary to seek the blessings of Sri Lak-shmi Varaha Swami before en-tering the main Temple
Sri Ayyappa Swami
The son of Lord Siva and Mohini, He is a balanced combination of power and magnetism. Devotees of Lord Ayyappa take on rigorous practices (Deeksha) to fortify godly devotion and avoid worldly distractions
Sri Anjaneya Swami (Hanuman)
Lord Hanuman or Anjaneya per-sonifies unconditional friendship, immeasurable love and infinite strength. He led an army of mon-keys to destroy the mighty kingdom of Ravana,colorfully depicted in the epic Ramayana.It is common practice to recite His praise in Dan-dakam before any difficult task
Sri Satyanarayana Swami
Believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Sri Satyanarayana Swami is frequently prayed to seeking good fortune and welfare for the entire family. His prayers are performed on a regular basis with large groups of families at the temple.
Sri Siva (Mallikarjuna Swami)
The destroyer in the Trinity is worshipped in the form of Siva Linga to deliver strength, viril-ity and virtuosity to ward off all evils from the universe. Lord Siva is be-lieved to be the easiest to please and bless His disciples with insurmount-able gifts that led to celestial wars only to be saved by Lord Vishnu. Mankind is thus served by the delicate balance between the might and the just. Lord Siva is the consummate husband as “Artha Nareeswara” with wife Par-vathi literally being his other half. Nandi, the bull resting in front of Lord Siva?s shrine represents vigor and virtuosity.
Sri Parvathi (Bhramarambika)
Goddess Parvathi is the ultimate champion of women's rights claim-ing Her rightful position with Lord Siva. Hindu women offer prayers to Her to bestow the best virtues in their husband. Sri Parvathi is also worshipped for Her inestimable might as Kali, Sakthi or Durga Matha. She is held in highest es-teem as the undisputed supreme Mother.
Sri Vinayaka (Ganesha)
One of the most popular of Hindu deities, known as Gane-sha, He is the first one to be of-fered prayers before any impor-tant event in Hindu tradition. Highly regarded for the gifts of education and as remover of all obstacles, He is closest to the hearts of children and adults seeking a smooth sailing through all endeavors. Mooshika vaahanam, Gane-sha's ride in the form of a mouse awaits him in front of His shrine.
Sri Valli - Subrahmanya (Murugan) - Devasena
on of Siva and Sak-thi (Parvathi), and the commander of all the Deities, He is worshipped along with His consorts, Valli and Devasena. The peacock, his chariot rests in His clear view. He is attributed with six faces (Shanmukha) and also known as Karthikeya, Kumara Swami, Muru-gan, Skanda, and Velan.
Sri Srinivasa Kalyanam & Meenakshi Kalyanam
The two beautiful sculptural reliefs on either side of the main entrance bring out the grandeur and splendor of the celestial wedding cere-monies of Lord Venkates-wara and Lord Siva.
The Lord is ascribed the ultimate burden to preserve Dharma and destroy evil by appearing on earth ten times. He has assumed various roles and forms necessary to ac-complish the enormous tasks. The ten incarnations (Dasavataras) are depicted in the chronological order they appear in Hindu mythology, Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Na-rasimha, Vamana, Parasurama, Sri Rama, Balarama, Sri Krishna, and Kalki (yet to appear).
The artful master of Dance, Nataraja, is an incarnation of Lord Siva, who loves the delight-fully expressive skill of Nritya (Dance) andNatya (Drama). All forms of Hindu art and culture are dedicated to please the ultimate connoisseur.
The nine planetary deities, Ravi, Chandra, Kuja, Budha, Guru, Sukra, Sani, Rahu and Kethu?s influ-ence on the celestial world is believed to have a direct effect on the destiny of hu-mans on earth. Astrology is an important part of Hindu beliefs and praying to these deities helps to strengthen your destiny and ward off untoward situations.
(Free standing building outside the main Temple) Aptly named after the serene forest abode of Sita, Rama and Lakshmana during their sojourn in the jungle on the shores of Gauthami River, the Panchavati serves as an ideal location for cultural, family and religious gatherings.