Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Hindu > Tirumala-Tirupati
Displaying 6571 of 7341         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Tirumala-Tirupati
Tirumala-Tirupati
Description
From the Jacket

Showcases the beliefs and rituals and the rich and diverse heritage of India, the land of the world’s greatest religions. The series attempts to focus on the goddesses of the Hindu pantheon and varying forms of their worship.

Tirumala-Tirupati, the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara, is a major pilgrimage centre of India. Variously called as Perumala, Balaji, Narayana - this important manifestation of Vishnu is worshipped by millions. This book is an authoritative account of Tirumala-Tirupati, its legends, history and heritage. It takes both a pilgrim and a devotee on a spiritual journey.

Ashish Khokar is a well-known writer and commentator on the arts and crafts; culture and civilization; religion and spirituality of India. He has been a critic for the Time of India, columnist for several magazines, a TV personality and editor of Attendance, India’s year-book on dance. He is based in Bangalore and Chennai.

From the Book

Majestically situated atop the seven inter-twined hills, the Tirumala-Tirupati hill-shrine is the graceful abode of Lord Sri Venkateswara, variously called as Venkateswara, Perumala, Narayana, Srinivasa and Balaji. An incarnation of Vishnu, the origins of this major pilgrimage destination is steeped in interesting legends.

The shrine is strategically located over a group of seven hills which are a part of the mythological Mount Meru. Legend has it that the seven peaks represent the seven hoods of Adisesha, the king of serpents. The seven names of the hills are Seshachalam (bearing resemblance to Adisesha, the serpent lord); Vedachalam (since Vedas are recited in these hills); Garudachalam (because the hills were brought to earth by Garuda, Vishnu’s vehicle); Vrishabadri (because Anjana Devi gave birth Anjaneya or Hanuman here); Venkatachalam (since Lord Venkata resides here in Kaliyuga) and Anandgiri (as Adisesha and Vayudeva exhibited their strengths here).

A dispute arose between Adisesha and Vayu, the God of winds are to who was more powerful. Adisesha wrapped his long body around Mount Meru and challenged Vayu to move it. Despite his best efforts, Vayu failed. After some fierce blowing he pretended to be exhausted. At this point, Adisesha dropped his guard and relaxed. Seizing the moment, Vayu blew hard and in the process he blew off part of the hill. Adisesha was upset with his defeat and undertook penance, meditating on his master, Lord Vishnu. Pleased with his devotion Lord Vishnu appeared and granted Adisesha a boon that made him assume the shape of a hill on which his Lord would stay permanently. This hill is called seshachalam.

Originally called Venkata Hills (after Lord Venkatswara, or Lord of Venakata Hills), Seshachalam finds mention in twelve different Puranas which tell the tale of the appearance of Lord Vishnu on earth. According to Brahma Puranas, Lord Vishnu desired a change of residence from Vaikuntha. On advise of Narada, son of Brahma, the creator, Vishnu was suggested a place on earth for enjoyment and sport. Narada suggested Seshachalam.

Tirumala-Tirupati

Item Code:
IDL177
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2001
Publisher:
Size:
6.8" X 4.8"
Pages:
46 (30 Color Illustrations)
Other Details:
a50_books
Price:
$10.50   Shipping Free
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Tirumala-Tirupati

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 5332 times since 29th Jul, 2010
From the Jacket

Showcases the beliefs and rituals and the rich and diverse heritage of India, the land of the world’s greatest religions. The series attempts to focus on the goddesses of the Hindu pantheon and varying forms of their worship.

Tirumala-Tirupati, the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara, is a major pilgrimage centre of India. Variously called as Perumala, Balaji, Narayana - this important manifestation of Vishnu is worshipped by millions. This book is an authoritative account of Tirumala-Tirupati, its legends, history and heritage. It takes both a pilgrim and a devotee on a spiritual journey.

Ashish Khokar is a well-known writer and commentator on the arts and crafts; culture and civilization; religion and spirituality of India. He has been a critic for the Time of India, columnist for several magazines, a TV personality and editor of Attendance, India’s year-book on dance. He is based in Bangalore and Chennai.

From the Book

Majestically situated atop the seven inter-twined hills, the Tirumala-Tirupati hill-shrine is the graceful abode of Lord Sri Venkateswara, variously called as Venkateswara, Perumala, Narayana, Srinivasa and Balaji. An incarnation of Vishnu, the origins of this major pilgrimage destination is steeped in interesting legends.

The shrine is strategically located over a group of seven hills which are a part of the mythological Mount Meru. Legend has it that the seven peaks represent the seven hoods of Adisesha, the king of serpents. The seven names of the hills are Seshachalam (bearing resemblance to Adisesha, the serpent lord); Vedachalam (since Vedas are recited in these hills); Garudachalam (because the hills were brought to earth by Garuda, Vishnu’s vehicle); Vrishabadri (because Anjana Devi gave birth Anjaneya or Hanuman here); Venkatachalam (since Lord Venkata resides here in Kaliyuga) and Anandgiri (as Adisesha and Vayudeva exhibited their strengths here).

A dispute arose between Adisesha and Vayu, the God of winds are to who was more powerful. Adisesha wrapped his long body around Mount Meru and challenged Vayu to move it. Despite his best efforts, Vayu failed. After some fierce blowing he pretended to be exhausted. At this point, Adisesha dropped his guard and relaxed. Seizing the moment, Vayu blew hard and in the process he blew off part of the hill. Adisesha was upset with his defeat and undertook penance, meditating on his master, Lord Vishnu. Pleased with his devotion Lord Vishnu appeared and granted Adisesha a boon that made him assume the shape of a hill on which his Lord would stay permanently. This hill is called seshachalam.

Originally called Venkata Hills (after Lord Venkatswara, or Lord of Venakata Hills), Seshachalam finds mention in twelve different Puranas which tell the tale of the appearance of Lord Vishnu on earth. According to Brahma Puranas, Lord Vishnu desired a change of residence from Vaikuntha. On advise of Narada, son of Brahma, the creator, Vishnu was suggested a place on earth for enjoyment and sport. Narada suggested Seshachalam.

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

Pendant of Lord Venkateshvara as Balaji at Tirupati
18 K Gold
0.7 inch Height
0.3 inch Width
0.96 gms
Item Code: LBW82
$125.00
SOLD
Lord Venkateshvara as Balaji at Tirupati
White Cedar Wood from Trivandrum
14.5 inch x 10.5 inch x 4.0 inch
1.3 kg
Item Code: ZBH08
$495.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tirupati Shree Balaji: A Film to Purify Your Minds (DVD)
K. Raghavendra Rao
Shemaroo Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.(2007)
Approx. 148 Mins
Item Code: IZZ407
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lord Venkateshvara as Balaji with a Devotee
Watercolor on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
8.0 inches X 10.0 inches
Item Code: HI96
$395.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Handcrafted Pendant of Lord Venkateshvara of Tirupati
18 K Gold
0.9 inch Height
0.4 inch Width
1.54 gms
Item Code: LAT93
$205.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lord Venkateshvara Pendant
18 K Gold
1.2 inch Height
0.5 inch Width
2.76 gms
Item Code: LBI03
$395.00
Backorder
Backorder
Bhajorey Bhaiyya Ram Govind Hari (Audio CD)
Dr. Medasani Mohan
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
Item Code: IZA011
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tirupati Balaji: The Lord of Sheshachal (Treasury of Mythological Tales)
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Tiny Tot Publications
Item Code: NAF399
$15.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
When I Saw Tirupati Balaji (Naaham Karta)
by P.V.R.K. Prasad
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Emesco Books
Item Code: NAK465
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tirupati Balaji
by Sunita Pant Bansal
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Om Books International
Item Code: IHG088
$22.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Balaji - Venkateshwara Lord of Tirumala - Tirupati An Introduction
Item Code: IDC977
$32.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I am overwhelmed with the amount of hard-to-find Hindu scriptural texts that I have been able to locate on the Exotic India website as well as other authentic cultural items from India. I am impressed with your fast and reliable shipping methods.
Lee Scott, USA
Your service is excellent.
Shambhu, USA
Exotic India has the best selection of Hindu/Buddhist statues at the best prices and best shipping that I know of.I have bought many statues from them.I am thankful for their online presence.
Michael, USA
Thanks for sharpening our skills with wisdom and sense of humor.The torchbearers of the ancient deity religion are spread around the world and the books of wisdom from India bridges the gap between east and west.
Kaushiki, USA
Thank you for this wonderful New Year sale!
Michael, USA
Many Thanks for all Your superb quality Artworks at unbeatable prices. We have been recommending EI to friends & family for over 5 yrs & will continue to do so fervently. Cheers
Dara, Canada
Thank you for your wonderful selection of books and art work. I am a regular customer and always appreciate the excellent items you offer and your great service.
Lars, USA
Colis bien reçu, emballage excellent et statue conforme aux attentes. Du bon travail, je reviendrai sur votre site !
Alain, France
GREAT SITE. SANSKRIT AND HINDI LINGUISTICS IS MY PASSION. AND I THANK YOU FOR THIS SITE.
Madhu, USA
I love your site and although today is my first order, I have been seeing your site for the past several years. Thank you for providing such great art and books to people around the World who can't make it to India as often as we would like.
Rupesh
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India