Venkateswara, another form of Lord Vishnu, is one among the Trinity,
representing the power of Sustenance. He is regarded as "Kaliyuga Varada". In
the "degenerate" age of Kali, He is always close to devotees and ever ready to
bless and protect them. He is also called Balaji and Govinda.
Vinaa Venkatesam Nanaadho Nanatha
Venkatesam Smaraami Smaraami
Hare Venkatesa Praseedha Praseedha
Priyam Venkatesa Prayaccha Prayaccha
Without you, Venkatesa, there is no other Lord. I remember you and
worship you always. Show mercy to me, Oh Vishnu, give me all that is good and
VENKATESWARA AT SSVT
In Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, Venkateswara is installed in a separate shrine
built in Rayar style architecture.Narasimha, Vishnu and Lakshmi Varaaha swami
are installed around Venkateswara shrine. Garuda is installed in front of
Venkateswara. There is also aprovision made in the ceiling, on the northern
side, to see Vimaana Venkateswara.
The crown on Venkateswara's head signifies His supreme sovereignty. The lotus
on which He stands represents Truth which supports Brahman. The lotus in his
hands indicates final goal of perfection; His conch signifies His call for
nobler life of man; His mace connotes His power to knock down one's desires; the
Discus symbolizes the total annihilating power to destroy the evil and lift one
to a higher spiritual plane.
AUSPICIOUS DAYS AND FESTIVALSSaturdays and the whole month of Purattasi
are auspicious to Venkateswara. On the first Saturday of every month and on the
Ugadi day Srinivasa Kalyanam is performed. Brahmotsavam is celebrated in the
month of Kanya.
SPECIAL OFFERINGSThulasi leaves, flowers, raisins, Laadu, Adai,
Tamarind rice, Yogurt rice and Vada are preferred offerings to Lord
Venkateswara. Abishekam and special decorations with flowers (Poolangi) and
Gems(Muthangi) are famous to Lord Venkateswara.Performing Srinivasa Kalyanam is
Niranjanaaya Vidhmahe Niraadharaaya Deemahi
Thanna Srinivasa Prachodayaath.
We worship Niranjana. Salutations to lord Niraadharaa. May that
Srinivasa stimulate our creative faculties.