Venkateswara or Veṅkaṭēśvara, also known as Śrīnivāsa, Bālājī, Veṅkaṭā,Venkata Ramana and Veṅkaṭācalapati, Govindha is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Venkateswara's most prominent shrine is the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple located in Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh in Southern India.
Venkateswara literally 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).
Every year, lakhs of devotees donate a large amount of wealth at the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Goddess Lakshmi, also referred as Shri, once had a fight with Lord Vishnu and left Vaikunta. She came and settled on earth in disguise. Lord Vishnu soon arrived on earth searching for Goddess Lakshmi. But He failed to find her and instead settled on Tirumala hills in the form of a forest gatherer and continued the search. During the search, Lord Vishnu met a beautiful girl named Padmavathi who was the daughter of the King of the seven hills in Tirumala. They both fell in love and decided to get married.
The father of Padmavathi asked for a huge bridal price and to pay the money Lord Vishnu took a large loan from Kubera, the Hindu god who is the treasurer of wealth. Kubera gave the loan on the condition that Vishnu cannot return to Vaikunta (heavenly abode) without paying off the debt.
Lord Vishnu resides at Tirumala as Tirupati Venkateswara without returning to Vaikunta until the payment is made. To help him repay his debt, devotees offer him wealth and in return Lord Vishnu fulfills their prayers. An RTI petition was filed by Narasimha Murti, an RTI activist belonging to Bangalore, seeking to know "how much Lord Venkateswara had received from Lord Kubera and how many more years it would take for the devotees to clear this debt". This must have possibly been a creative petition to let the people think twice before donating at the temple.
1008 names of Venkateswara १००८ नेम्स ऑफ़ वेंकटेस्वर
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Stotram श्री वेंकटेस्वर स्वंय स्तोत्रम
Sri Venkateswara Suprabhatam श्री वेंकटेस्वर सुप्रभातम
Shreeman Narayan Narayan Hari Hari श्रीमान नारायण नारायण हरी हरी
Balaji Mantra बालाजी मंत्र
Thirumala Vaasa तिरुमला वासा
Shrivishnu Gayatri Mantra श्रीविष्णु गायत्री मंत्र
108 Names of Lord Venkateswara १०८ नेम्स ऑफ़ लार्ड वेंकटेस्वर
Sri Venkatesa Stotram Tirupati Balaji श्री वेंकटेसा स्तोत्रम तिरुपति बालाजी
Sri Venkateswara Vajra Kavacham श्री वेंकटेस्वर वज्रा कवचं