to Bhavishyottara Purana, once it appears, there arose a dispute between
Adisesha - the king of serpents and Vayu - the God of Wind over the question of
superiority - who between the two was mightier. Strange it was, and when it grew
hottest, both agreed for an open and instant demonstration of their inherent
strength. According to the agreement, the Wind God, to prove his superior might
must blow off the thousand peaks of Meru mountain covered all over by Adisesha
with its thousand hoods. The Wind-God with all his might blew fast with such
incredible velocity that the earth began shivering, but the grip of Adisesha
over the peaks was so tight and strong that the Wind - God fell on the ground in
a heap. Evidently Adisesha was mightier. Then something happened there that
turned the tables against Adisesha. The Wind - God thus fell down rose up again,
and with redoubled strength and speed blew fast, when Adisesha was just raising
his head in jubilation over Victory. And his grip too was light then. Alas! a
few peaks blown off by the Wind - God fell in far off places. One among those
the Nallamalai Hills, and it was called Seshachala. Whether the contest ended
thus was final, or they ceased their further trials or not, one thing it
established-the Venkatachala was integral part of Meruparvatha, and it partook
the sanctity of that famous holy Mount.
in Kaliyuga it is called Venklatachala. The name is pregnat with rich meaning
and embodies several soul- lifting episodes also. The name Venkatachala can be
split up into three distinct and different words, like Ven+Kata+chala. Here'Ven'
stands for sins, 'Kata' for the act of burning and 'achala' for hill. Taken
together, it is the holy spot that removes sins and confers mukti. The other
august name, Tirumala is a Tamil word, which means a hill that bestows Aiswarya.
Hear me now, the time of action that takes us to the bygone past, and Kalahasti
is in the scene of action for this amazingly astounding story.