A magnificent sculpture handcarved in wood of Lord Venkateswara, popularly known as Balaji and the presiding deity of the Tirumala Hills, in Andhra Pradesh, India.
Richly attired with a crown, opulent earrings and an array of necklaces, the sculpture has been handcrafted as a wall panel from a single block of wood by skilled artisans of Tamil Nadu, South India.
Balaji is one of the manifestations of Lord Vishnu, who incarnated in a previous Kali-yuga at the request of sage Narada.
The sage requested Lord Vishnu to settle in Tirumala to shower his eternal grace on mankind, who were very much depressed and unable to follow the rigorous yoga practices of self realization. Tirumala, the seat of Lord Venkateswara is surrounded by seven hills, thus He is known as Lord of the seven hills.
In his two upper hands, he holds a discuss as the symbol of power and a conch shell, the symbol of existence.
Length 47 cm x Height 30 cm x Depth 5 cm
Weight: 2.30 Kilograms