| Shree PADMAVATHI
(Tiruchanur -- Andhra Pradesh) : Three miles from Tirupathi town in Andhra Pradesh, is
Tiruchanur, where the temple of Alarmelu Mangai is situated. She is the consort of Lord
Venkatachalapathi. She is also known as Padmavathi Thayar, as she is believed to have been
born out of a Lotus flower.
There is a legend, that soon after the marriage, the Lord and his consort fell out,
because of a feud that ensued between them. The spirit of the legend is even today
preserved in the form of pooja prevalent in the Shrines. While Vaikhanasa form of worship
is done for Venkateswara, on the hills, the Pancharatra is observed for his consort at the
foot of the hills.