Vellore – Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple, Thirumalaikodi,
Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple, Thirumalaikodi, Near Vellore, Tamilnadu.
- Estimated over 600 Crores of Indian Rupees spent, to construct a true Golden Temple for Goddess Mahalakshmi, idol of 70Kgs of gold.
- the presiding deity, (installed and maintained by Sri Narayani Peedam) in this Temple at Sripuram,
- A Mahalakshmi temple called ‘Sripuram’ and made of more than a ton of pure gold will glitter and gleam under the sun on August 24 when it is unveiled for consecration by the Sri Narayani Peetam headed by a 31-year-old god man who calls himself Narayani Amma.
- Devotees hail the temple as ‘one of the wonders of the world’ and say that it is the only temple covered fully with gold.
- More than 400 gold and coppersmiths from the Tirupathi Thirumala Devasthanam are said to have worked for six years to craft the Rs. 600-crore golden temple located on 55,000 sq ft of land on a 100-acre salubrious stretch in Malaikodi, about 8 km from Vellore
- Messages by ‘Amma’ – “In this quagmire of materialism, Sripuram rises as an inspiration to man to find the divinity within him”.
- The arrangements were being made to hire personnel to throw a security cover around the temple. “But the gold sheets have been laid out in such a manner that it would cost more to rip it off than purchase the gold,” said a top Vellore district official.
How to reach Sripuram Golden Mahalakshmi Temple? Location, Distance, Route & contact details: ( Katpadi Longitude 79 Deg. 8′ East, Latitude 12 Deg. North 59′ )
- Katpadi is the nearest Railway station
- 150km from Chennai
- 220km from Bangalore
- 58 km from Kanchipuram
- Tirupathi – 58km
- Vellore – 8km
Darshan Timing: 8 am to 8 pm on all the 365 days! For those who want to have darshan and have enough time to stand in the queue, the entry is free.
Swarna Pushpa Archana Seva; In this seva Archana will be done with 108 gold flowers and out of which one will be given to the devotee after the archana seva. The donation for the seva is 1508/- for a couple and 1008/- for one devotee. (All days from 0800Hrs to 2000Hrs)
Veda Parayana Seva; In this seva One devotee will be allowed to sit in front of goddess Mahalakshmi and will be given Aarthi Dharsan (Mondays to Fridays 0800 to 2000) Rs.250/ per Head
Divya Dharsan Seva; In this seva one devotee will be permitted for Divya dharsan of Goddess Mahalakshmi. (only Dharsan- No Aarthi) Rs.100/ per head on Saturdays and Sundays and National Holidays.
Anna Dhana Seva: Rs.5004/- for four persons. In this seva, devotees can have the Arathi Seva Darshan and also blessed to distribute Prasadam to visiting devotees at the temple. Timing: 8.00 am
Gho Dhana Seva: Rs.15,000/- for four persons. Timings: Between 4.30 and 8.00 am. By donating a cow to the Ghosala, the donor is allowed to parttake in the Gho pooja at the Ghosala.
Maha Aarathi Seva: At 6.00 pm after Nivedyam, one devotee is permitted sit before the Main Idol, Sri Mahalakshmi for this Maha Aarathi.
Sri Sooktha Homam Seva: In front of the Goddess Sannithi, at the Saheshara Deepa Mandapam, four deveotess are allowed to take part in the Sri Suktha Homam alongwith the temple priest. Timings: 9.00 to 11 am and 6.00 to 8.00 pm. The Donation charges are Rs.3006/-
Pushpa Alankara Seva: By sponsoring for floral decorations to the Main deity Sri Lakshmi Narayani, two devotees are allowed to sit in front of the main Idol. Timing: 8.00 am and the donation charge is Rs.2007/-
Abhisheka Pooja Seva: In the morning between 4.30 & 8.00 am, by donating Rs.3006/- on all days except Friday (Fridays, Rs.5004/- is charged), four devotees are permitted to take part in the routines viz. Abhishekam, Alankaram & Arathi.
Sri Vastram Seva: If one wishes, she/he can offer a 9 yard Silk saree to Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi. By this offering, one donating devotee is allowed to take part in the Arathi seva, between 8.00 am and 8.00 pm and the donation charges are Rs.10,008/-
Abishekam: In this seva 4 members are permitted for Abisekam, Alankaram and Aarthi Dharsan Rs.3006/- on all days except Fridays (No accommodation)
Rs.5004/- on Fridays (One Non A/c Room accommodation will be given)
The accommodation facilities presently available as below:
Non AC – Rs. 500/- for 2 persons (Additional bed- 150/-) Maximum persons allowed 3 only in a room.
AC – Rs. 750/– for 2 persons (Additional bed- 200/-) Maximum persons allowed 3 only in a room
One can send an advance DD in favour of “Narayani Siddar Peedam Charitable Trust” payable at Vellore and book for your requirements.
The Temple is constructed, managed and maintained by Shri Narayani Amma of Sri NarayaNi Peedam, (known as Amma of Sri Shakti Peetam). Further details and arrangements can also be made by the Shakti Sri Narayani Peedam at phone numbers (STD code included) : +9104162271202 or +9104162271 844. Sri Shakti Peetam of Sri Narayani Amma also arrange for your visit and provide hospitality on special and individual requests.
Email contact for Sri Narayani Peedam office is : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sri Sakthi Amma was born on the 3rd of January 1976, to Shri. Nanda Gopal and Smt. Jyothiamma. It was evident from birth that this baby was divine and very special. A distinct, divine ray of light (Namam) on the baby’s forehead was vividly visible, along with symbols of Chakra (Wheel) and Sanku (Conch) on either side of the chest. Through this, the divine connection was established and people recognized the child as very special. From a very early age, the child exhibited great interest in spiritual life. The child demonstrated profound interest only in spiritual life, participated blissfully in Pujas/Bhajans (religious ceremonies) and insisted on visiting places of worship on a daily basis. On many occasions, the child would be absent from school and would be found in temples or at other places where religious activities were being conducted.
On an auspicious day, the 16-year old child was commuting in a bus to school. He was sitting by the window and gazing at the sky. Suddenly, a ray of energy emerged from the child’s body, projected on the sky and formed an image of Goddess Narayani. Goddess Narayani was adorned in white, holding a ‘Sanku’ in her left hand and ‘Chakra’ in her right. A Lotus Flower was held in her third hand, while the fourth hand was held up in a gesture of blessing. After the form was revealed, it disappeared and the ray of energy returned into the child. It was thus an established fact from the very early age of Sri Sakthi Amma that a spiritual life was in store for the child.
“Om Sri Matre Namaha”
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