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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 TiruchanurTemple 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 BalajiTemple at Jamalpuram in Khammam District has both Alamelu and Padmavati as two distinct consorts.
Goddess Alamelu is also known as Alamelu Manga.

Mirage looks like water similarly an enemy can look like a friend – Chanakya

From the crow one should learn five things: sex in secrecy, secret action, catch in time, unruffled behavior and distrust of everyone.
Just as a pigeon which has live on the holy fig tree is a source of constant danger to the silk cotton tree, so a person who has come after living with the enemy is a source of constant danger.
The mirage looks like water. An enemy can look like a friend.
The enemy can be defeated by a combination of good people. Chanakya