A very worthwhile book to read for all bhakthas of Balaji-Venkatesa. It is quite detailed, but provides a wide range of facts about the Srivari Temple, the Icons and Tirumala itself. Definitely worth the read! Ref: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/sri-venkateswara-lord-of-seven-hills-tirupati-IDE336/
Ramanuja after succeeding to his ponitifical seat in Srirangam, laid down monumental reforms in temple administration. After his return from Mysore, he set out to propagate Srivaisnavism. His magnum opus, the Sribhasya gave birth to many commentaries and glosses, which comprise almost half the entire body of work pertaining to the system. Read more: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/impact-of-sri-ramanujacarya-on-temple-worship-IDG823/
Complied by Sri Rama Ramanuja Acharya (www.srimatham.com) and namavalli (garland of names) based on the translation by Sri Parashara Bhattar - has over 60 pages with English translation. Available for a donation to www.srimatham.com Once the donation has been made, please send the automatically generated Paypal receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org and the password to download this e-book shall be sent asap.
The book abounds in Sanskrit quotations, all of which are found in the Bengali original. In the translation, we have put all the Sanskrit quotations as foot-notes, giving their renderings in the body of the book. Only in one chapter where the entire Stotraratna of Sri Yamuna-charya is rendered, we have for the sake of convenience put the Sanskrit slokas in the Appendix. Ref: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/life-of-sri-ramanuja-IDG644/
Visnu holds a divinity of highest rank among the Hindus. In the present work, the author has made an attempt to sketch the main features in the character of Visnu as they appeared in different ages. The book is divided into three chapters, each running into several sections. Read more here: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/aspects-of-early-visnuism-NAB293/
"The brahmanas should always observe Ekadasi to please Lord Visnu for this fulfills all one's desires. Therefore everyone should observe the vow of Ekadasi for the sake of satisfying the Lord. Then happiness and prosperity will automatically follow." Read more here: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/ekadasi-mahatmya-glories-of-ekadasi-IDG279/
The first of three Classical scriptures of Pancaratra Agama made by Dr. Prabhakar Apte. Dr. Apte was working in the Agama Kosa Project of Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha Tirupati from 1968 to 1970 and his critical edition of the second classical scripture of Pancarata Samhita has been published by Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, in two parts. Ref: http://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/satvata-samhita-sanskrit-text-with-english-translation-NAB771/