Venkateswara or Veṅkatachalapati, also known as Srinivasa Balaji is the Hindu god Vishnu. Veṅkatachalapati is the presiding deity at the Tirumala temple complex, located at the top of the Seven hills in Tirumala and believed to be the richest of all the Hindu shrines in the world. This statue, intricately carved in rosewood, took almost three years to complete the work. This mighty rosewood statue of Veṅkatachalapati is a masterpiece of a well-known artist who is also a National award winner.
The inside of the rosewood Peedam is carved out to make it hollow and its vertical walls are adorned with carved out idols of 82 deities that depict the story of Thirupathy. The forefront of the peedam is embellished with the majestic Ananthasayanam. On the surface of the Peedam, surrounding the Venkatachalapati are the wooden idols of Saraswathy, Ganapathy, Hanuman and Garuda along with the pooja accessories like traditional divine lamps, agarbatti, bell, etc.
Dimension – 113.5 x 53.5 x 208.5 cm (Peedam – 18 cm height)
Material – Rosewood
material (Peedam) – Teak