Venkateswara , also known as Śrīnivāsa, Bālājī, Veṅkaṭā, and Veṅkaṭācalapati, is an Avatar of the formless supreme god Vishnu. Venkateswara's most prominent shrine is the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple located in Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh in Southern India.
Venkateshwara literally means "Lord of Venkata".
The word is a combination of the words Venkata (the name of a hill in South India) 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).