Golden Temple, Sripuram
|• 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 India's Independence Day 15 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 10 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.
Sri Narayani Hospital & Research Centre is a general hospital located near Srilakshmi Golden Temple. This hospital is also run by the Sri Narayani Peedam
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