Golden Temple, Sripuram
|-Vellore city limit-|
|• Body||Vellore Municipal Corporation|
|• Mayor||Mrs. P. Karthiyayini|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||TN 23|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Vellore|
|Civic agency||Vellore Municipal Corporation|
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. This was inaugurated on August 2007.
The salient feature of Sripuram is the Lakshmi Narayani temple or Mahalakshmi temple whose 'Vimanam’ and ‘Ardha Mandapam’
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 work 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 the foils on copper. Gold foil from 9 layers to 0 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 lush green 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. You can land in Chennai or Bangalore and drive about 3 hours to reach the temple. There are a number of trains from Bangalore and Chennai. The Katpadi station is only 5 km from Vellore.
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