Meaning of Venkita

Miska Pruszowska annamisia at YAHOO.COM
Tue Apr 25 11:32:39 UTC 2006

Dear Dr. Anand,

You probably mean VenkaTa, the name of a hill in the
South of Andhra Pradesh where the famous temples of
Tirupati and Tirumala stand. Hence the name
VenkaTa-Izvara - the Lord of VenkaTa.

I am not aware of the ethymology of the word. Perhaps
a Dravidian scholar can help.


Anna Slaczka.

--- Anand Dilip <sucindram_omlr at REDIFFMAIL.COM> wrote:

>      Can any one help me in finding the meaning
> Dear Collegues,
>      Can any one help me in finding the meaning of
> the word "Venkita". 
> The word is used all over south india associated
> with many sanskrit terms like Esvara (Venkitesvara).
> I think the word is a dravidic one. 
> With regards,
> Dr. Anand

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