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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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Vasudha Narayanan, “Veṅkaṭeśvara”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 20 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2012

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