Lord Venkateswara (Parad Bala Ji)
Lord Venkateswara is the main diety of the Tirumala temple, Tirupathi. The lord is an incarnation of lord Vishnu. He is worshipped by the people with different names like Balaji, Srinivasa, Govinda.
Salutations to Lord of Venkatesa , who destroys one's sins just like fire destroys(burns) cotton thrown in to it !
The Manthram for Lord Venkatesa is (Pranavam) " Namo Venkatesaaya " preceded by the Pranavam . This is a eight lettered manthram like the Moola Manthram (Pranavam) Namo Naaraayanaaya . It is a very powerful manthram to worship the Lord of Thiruvenkadam .
All the intrepretations to Pranavam, Nama: sabdham and Naaraayanaaya sabdham with its fourth case for the Moola Manthram (Thirumanthiram) is equally applicable to this Venkatesa Ashtaakshari manthram