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Veṅkaṭeśvara
(3,360 words)

Veṅkaṭeśvara or Veṅkaṭeśa (“Lord of the Veṅkaṭa Hills”) is a local manifestation of Viṣṇu in iconic form, present in a large temple at Tirumala-Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Tirumala-Tirupati (“Sacred Hill–Sacred Place”) is the official name of the area kn…

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Narayanan, Vasudha, “Veṅkaṭeśvara”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_1030250>
First published online: 2018



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