Thursday, August 6, 2009

Vellore Golden Temple

India hides in it a vital fact of diversified faiths, beliefs and adoration to the divine. In such a quest to conquer the manifestation of goddess of wealth, called as Goddess Lakshmi and Narayani (Meaning- Wife of Lord Narayana or Vishu or Balaji or Venkateswara) is given a beautiful abode in a remote town called Sripuram, few kilometers from Vellore in Tamilnadu, India.

A grand 'golden temple', the Mahalakshmi temple, located on a sprawling 100 acres of land at Sripuram, near Vellore, has been constructed by Vellore-based Sri Narayani Peetam, headed by spiritual leader Sri Sakthi Amma. The consecration (kumbhabhishekam) was performed August 24, 2006.The temple, covering 55,000 sq ft, has intricate carvings and sculptures in gold. Except for the pathway, the entire structure has been made of gold and copper.

About 400 goldsmiths and coppersmiths, including craftsmen from Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanam, have completed the architectural marvel in gold in six years. The approximate cost of the temple is Rs 600 crore.

Surrounded by mountains and lush and scenic beauty, the temple, entirely conceived and designed by ‘Amma’, would be open to people of all religions. "The temple is Amma's gift to mankind," the sources said.

The pathway to the temple has been laid out in the shape of a star with messages of 'Amma' and quotes from Gita, Bible and Quran displayed on either side.

The ambience is spiritual, place is divine and the shining temple is sure delight to our eyes and the overall aroma of the place is pleasing and peaceful.

Cherish few glimpses of the divinity here! Narayani Namoshtuthey!!!


Sarada said...


The sheer grandueir is pretty mind blogging. I felt at peace there and what a beauty lies in the Goddess face. She radiates kindness, peace and all the good things in life.

A must Go to place.


Umasree said...

You are right. This place has got something that touches your inner soul and the goddess is just there bringing a tear of happiness in you unknowingly. Kind of submission!

Am glad I named my child Narayani Aishwarya...