Balaji is a name for the Hindu deity Venkateswara, a form of Vishnu. The name Venkateswara stems from the Indian language of Sanskrit where Vem translates to Sin, Kata translates to destruction, and Ishwara translates to Supreme Lord. Venkataweswara literally means "Lord of Venkata". The word is a combination of the words Venkata (the name of a hill in South India) and isvara ("Lord"). Venkateswara's most prominent shrine is the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple located in Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh in Southern India.