74 Maniram Marg, Near Doctor Colony
Venkateswara means “Lord of�Venkata”.�The word is a combination of the words�Venkata�(the name of a hill in Andhra Pradesh) and�isvara�(“Lord”).�According to the�Brahmanda�and�Bhavishyottara�Puranas, the word “Venkata” means “destroyer of sins”, deriving from the Sanskrit words�vem�(sins) and�kata�(power of immunity).
It is also said that ‘Venkata’ is a combination of two words: ‘ven‘ (keeps away) and ‘kata‘ (troubles). Being that said Venkata means ‘who keeps away troubles’ or ‘who takes away problems’.
Lord Sri Venkateswara,�an avatar of Vishnu is the presiding deity of the Tirupati temple. It is believed that the Moolavirat is Swayambhu (self manifested). Also the deity consists power of trimurthi: Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, and some sects believe that Lord Venkateswara consists power of Shakthi and Skanda also.