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BALAJI
Also known as VENKATESWARI

A popular manifestation of Vishnu

But you can call him Lord VENKATESWARI if you wish — or Lord of The Seven Hills or VISHNU Manifestation No. 700. Or something.

Apparently a sage named Narayana of Tirumala became somewhat depressed because his followers could not keep up with his rigorous penances and exercise routine. Wishing to do his best for the fine folk in the Seven Hills region which composed Tirumala, he called in some extra help.

Because he prayed so hard, VISHNU decided to manifest himself as BALAJI, and came with four arms, a wheel of time and a conch shell to dispense tender loving care.

He has proved so popular that his temples have now spread to places as far apart as Atlanta, USA and Birmingham, UK.

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Article last updated on 08 February 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT BALAJI : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : BALAJI
Location : India
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : VENKATESWARI
Popularity index : 221

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