Venkateshwara (Vishnu) Blessing - 6" sculpted Navadanya (Nine Grains)
Weight 0.56 lbs, Length 1.25 inches, Height 6 inches, Width 3.25 inches
Venkateswara (Telegu) also known as Srinivasa, Balaji and Venkatachalapati (Tamil), is a form of Vishnu. Venkateswara means the Lord who destroys the sins of the people. According to the Hindu scriptures, Vishnu, out of love towards his devotees, incarnated as Venkateswara and appeared for the salvation and upliftment of humanity in this Kali Yuga and is considered the supreme form of Vishnu in this age. Venkateswara swami temple is also called Kaliyuga Vaikuntam.
It is said that Lord Kubera credited money to the god Venkateshwara (a form of the god Vishnu) for his marriage with Padmavati. In remembrance of this, the devotees going to Tirupati donate money in Venkateshwara's Hundi ("Donation pot"), so that he can repay Kubera.
Venkateshwara's abode is in the Venkatam hills (the hills are more often referred to as Edu Kondalu) near Tirupathi. Thus, the main temple of Venkateshwara is the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. The Tirumala temple is believed to be the richest of all the temples in the world. The temple is located in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, a state in Southern India.Disclaimer: Actual size and color may vary from photo