Goddess Alamelu



Goddess Alamelu is the consort of Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) – one of the most popular forms of Vishnu worshipped in Hinduism. One of the important temples dedicated to Alamelu is located at Tiruchanur in Andhra Pradesh. The Tiruchanur Temple is about 5 km from Tirupati.

There are two schools of thought regarding Goddess Alamelu. One school of thought firmly believes that Alamelu is same as Padmavati, the consort of Venkateswara. Thus she is the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi.

Another school of thought believes that Alamelu and Goddess Padmavati are different. Thus in certain temples associated with Balaji, Goddess Alamelu and Padmavati are consorts of Venkateswara. The Balaji Temple at Jamalpuram in Khammam District has both Alamelu and Padmavati as two distinct consorts.

Goddess Alamelu is also known as Alamelu Manga.