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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Vellore - Golden Temple.


The golden temple of 'Sripuram' (Tamil: ஸ்ரீபுரம்) is a spiritual park situated at the foot of a small range of green hills in a place known as "Malaikodi" in the city of Vellore in Tamil Nadu, India. The temple is at the southern end of the city of Vellore, at Tirumalaikodi.

The salient feature of Sripuram is the Lakshmi Narayani temple or Mahalakshmi temple whose 'Vimanam’ and ‘Ardha Mandapam’ have been coated with gold both in the interior and exterior.

The temple is located on 100 acres of land and has been constructed by Vellore-based Sri Narayani Peedam, headed by spiritual leader Sri Sakthi Amma also known as Narayani Amma. The temple with gold covering, has intricate carvings and sculptures in gold. The lighting is arranged in such a way that the temple glitters even during night. The construction of the temple was completed on August 24, 2007. More than 1500 kg of gold was used to build this temple. The LED lighting on the ridge of the roof of the star path is lit up at night so that anyone can witness a star on the earth.

Salient Features

All the gold work was done by artisans specializing in temple art using gold. Every single detail was manually created, including converting the gold chunks into gold foils and then mounting on the gold foils on copper. Gold foil from 9 layers to 15 layers has been mounted on the etched copper plates. Every single detail in the temple art has significance from the vedas. Sripuram design represents a star-shaped path(Sri chakra), positioned in the middle of the lushgreen landscape, with a length of over 1.8 km. One has to walk along the star path to reach the temple in the middle, which is laid by messages from Sri Sakthi Amma and from different faiths and spiritual leaders.

How to reach

For International devotees: It is closer to Chennai/Bangalore International Airports. Please take a airports to reach the temple. Road transportation: Plenty of buses are available from Chennai/Bangalore/Tirupati and other major towns. Vellore-katpadi JN is nearest railway station, 12 km from sripuram. After reaching vellore new bus stand, more town buses are available to sripuram. And town buses from Old Bus Terminus (FORT) Route No.8 ply to sripuram golden temple.


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