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 Lord Venkateswara temple, Tirumala 

Tirupati : A committee of priests has been asked to "extensively research and prove' the birthplace of Lord Anjaneya Swamy Wednesday.

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has set up the committee to prove Lord Anjaneya Swamy was born in Anjanadri hills in Tirumala.

"Keeping in view the historic and religious aspects, a committee of priests has been set up to research and prove that Lord Anjaneya Swamy was born in Tirumala," said executive officer K.S. Jawahar Reddy.

The birthplace of Lord Hanuman got linked to different places due to the local history of various temples, he said.

"A few priests have told unequivocally that Anjanadri hill among the Tirumala hills was the birthplace of Lord Anjaneya Swamy," said the executive officer.

According to Reddy, in modern times, all the devotees of Lord Venkateshwara have developed utmost faith and respect towards Anjanadri.

In the meeting with Reddy, the priests invoked slokas from skanda purana, varaha purana, Padma purana, brahmanda purana, bhavishotyattara purana and Venkatachala mahatya over the birthplace matter.

Reddy asked the priests to prove the birthplace with urgency.

IANS report with edits

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