Lord Venkateswara or Balaji
Lord Venkateswara is also known by other names like: Sriman-Narayan, Srinivasa, Balaji, Govinda, Vishnu, VenkataNarayana, Perumal, Venkatachalapati, Sri-Vaaru, Venkatakirshna and Venkataramana.
Meaning of “Venkatesha”: “Venkatesha” means supreme Lord who removes sins, and blesses with Nector, Engery, Prosperity & wealth. Details below clearly explains this: “Ven+Kat+Esha”, “Ven” means SIN, “Kata” means “BURNT”, “Esha” means Lord or controller.
Lord Venkateshwara is considered the “Kali-yuga varada”, that is ‘the boon-granting Lord of “Kali-yug” & remover of the sins. (Kali-Yug is the fourth age of the Hindu cycle of ages)
Lord Venkateswara Gayatri:
Om Narayanaya Vidhmahe
Tanno Vishnu Prachothayat
Lord Balaji - Thanjavur Paintings are made on canvases (wooden plank with layer of cloth). The cloth is then evenly coated with a paste of limestone and a binding medium and let to dry. The artist then draws a detailed sketch of the painting on the canvas. A paste, made of limestone and a binding medium, is used to create 3D effect in embellishing and ornamenting the theme using a brush. Gold leaves and gems of varied hues are used in selected areas like pillars, arches, thrones, dresses, etc. The shine and glean of the gold leaves used by the Thanjavur style paintings last forever. Finally, colours are applied on the sketch. Standard wooden frame is used to house the paintings.
Beautiful painting of Lord Balaji can be kept in Pooja room or can be gifted for Marriages and house warming ceremonies.