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.
Balaji Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Venkateshwara, Venkateswari
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Everything
Area of expertise: Supreme, Everything
Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 992
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Article last revised on November 04, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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