Venkata (hill)

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Venkatadri, Venkatachalam
Tirumala Venkateswara Temple located on the Venkata hill
Elevation 853 m (2,799 ft)[1]
Venkatadri is located in India
Location of Venkata hill in India
Location Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh, India
Range Seshachalam Hills, Eastern Ghats
Coordinates 13°40′59.7″N 79°20′49.9″E / 13.683250°N 79.347194°E / 13.683250; 79.347194Coordinates: 13°40′59.7″N 79°20′49.9″E / 13.683250°N 79.347194°E / 13.683250; 79.347194

The Venkata hill (853 m) is part of the Seshachalam Hills, located in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. Also known as Venkatadri or Venkatachalam, it is one of the seven peaks of the Tirumala Hill located in the temple town of Tirumala.[2] The popular Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is located on this hill. It is dedicated to the Hindu god Venkateswara, a form of Vishnu, also known as Tirupati or Balaji.

The ancient Tamil texts describe the Venkata hill as the northernmost part of Tamilakam (the Tamil country).[3][4]


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  2. ^ Rajeev Verma (2009). Faith & Philosophy of Hinduism. Gyan Publishing House. pp. 286–287. ISBN 978-81-7835-718-8. 
  3. ^ Kanakasabhai, V (1997). The Tamils Eighteen Hundred Years Ago. Asian Educational Services. p. 10. ISBN 8120601505. 
  4. ^ Abraham, Shinu (2003). "Chera, Chola, Pandya: using archaeological evidence to identify the Tamil kingdoms of early historic South India.". Asian Perspectives: the Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific 42.