The fascinating behind the marriage of Lord Sri Venkatewara(also called Lord
Srinivasa) with Goddess Padmavathi is recounted with pictures.
In course of time, Princess Padmavati grew up into a beautiful maiden and was attended to by a host of maids. One day, while she was spending her time in a garden
picking flowers with her maids, Sage Narada approached her. Assuring her that he was her well-wisher, he asked her to show him her palm to read her future.
He foretold that she was destined to be the spouse of Lord Vishnu himself.At this time, Lord Srinivasa, who was hunting, chased a wild elephant in the forests surrounding the hills. In the elephant's pursuit, the Lord was led into a garden, where Princess Padmavati and her maids were picking flowers.
The sight of the elephant frightened the Princess and her maids..But the elephant immediately turned around, saluted the Lord and disappeared into the forest.
Lord Srinivasa, who was following on horse back, and saw the frightened maidens, who accosted Him with queries