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Sarvani Yadavalli has done several roles in this most popular dance drama of Kuchipudi. The ballet tells the Sthala Purana (story of the shrine) of Tirumala in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh state in South India. It is the seat of Lord Venkateswara, who is regarded as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and the refuge for mankind in the Kaliyuga. The hill shrine itself is called the Bhooloka Vaikuntham, the earthly counterpart of Lord Venkateswara and Padmavathi or Alivelu Manga.
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