Perumal is another name of the Hindu God Vishnu,who is also called as Venkatachalapathy, Srinivasa and Balaji. In his commonest form, Vishnu is portrayed as having a dark complexion. The dark colour of the Lord represents the passive and formless ether, a great quality for a pervading god.

The peace-loving deity of the Hindu Trinity, Vishnu is the Preserver or Sustainer of life with his steadfast principles of order, righteousness and truth. When these values are under threat, Vishnu emerges out of his transcendence to restore peace and order on earth.

Venkateshwara means the Lord who destroys the sins of the people. According to  the Hindu scriptures, Vishnu, out of love towards his devotees, incarnated as Venkateshwara and appeared for the salvation and upliftment of humanity in this Kali Yuga and is considered as the supreme form of Vishnu in this age.

The 10 Avatars:

Vishnu’s earthly incarnations have many avatars. His ten avatars are Matsyavatara, Koorma Varaaha, Narasimha, Vaamana, Parasurama, Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, and the 10th incarnation called the Kalki avatar, that is still to take form!

Garuda, the Vahanam:

The Vahanam of Vishnu is the Garuda eagle, the king of birds. Empowered with the courage and speed to spread the knowledge of the Vedas, Garuda is an assurance of fearlessness at times of calamity.

Vishnu is also known as Narayana and Hari. The devout followers of Vishnu are called Vaishnavas, and his consort is Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and beauty. He is known among his worshippers, as a saviour who replies to their prayers.


Srinivasa Perumal Temple