Padmavathi also known as Alamelu manga, is a Hindu devi. Believed to be a form of Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Elemental Prakriti, Padmavathi is the consort of Sri Venkateswara and an incarnation of Goddess Mahalakshmi. The name Padmavati is Sanskrit for "she who emerged from lotus".
The most prominent shrine of Padmavathi is Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple situated at Tiruchanur, a suburb of Tirupati City. Tradition dictates that every pilgrim to Tirupati must offer obeisance at this temple before visiting the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple.
Devī is the Sanskrit word for 'goddess'; the masculine form is deva. Devi and deva mean 'heavenly, divine, anything of excellence', and are also gender-specific terms for a deity in Hinduism.
The concept and reverence for goddesses appears in the Vedas, which were composed around the 3rd millennium BCE.
Goddesses such as Lakshmi, Parvati, Durga, Saraswati, Sita, Radha and Kali have continued to be revered in the modern era.
The medieval era Puranas witness a major .