Sripuram Vellore Golden Temple is a spiritual park at the foot of a small range of green hills at a place called Malaikodi in the city of Vellore in Tamil Nadu, India. An important feature is Sripuram Lakshmi Narayani temple or Mahalakshmi temple whose Vimanam and Ardha Mandapam is overlaid with gold inside the temple and exterior.The 20 hectares and was constructed by Vellore-based Sri Narayani peedam led by spiritual leader Sri Shakti Amma, also known as Amma Narayani Temple, which is 55 000 square meters is a set of prints and sculptures in gold. The lighting is arranged so that the temple glitters even at night. The Sripuram is the largest structure of gold. Even SATARIA a wreath at the foot of the Lord is divided into solid gold weighing 1 kg. Towards the exterior of the temple is in the form of a star. Walls records monitoring amma.All Sakthi lessons must pass through the shape of the star to the shrine. The Golden temple Praharam resembles the Indian Parliament.
The landscape of Sripuram is natural. The temple garden is well maintained.The atmosphere around the Sripuram temple makes you peaceful. Ecopond Sarvatheertham where all the major rivers waters are gathered .The pond is wonderful for birds supplemented by more than 20 thousands, trees of various species.
Uniqueness in Sripuram Mahalakshmi temple is the Star Path.The Star path makes human body calm and peace .
Significance of the temple
The Sripuram Golden temple is located on 100 acres of land. It has been constructed by Vellore based Sri Narayani Peedam. The Temple is headed by spiritual leader Sri Sakthi Amma also known as Amma Narayani. The temple with pure gold covering has intricate carvings and sculptures in gold. The lighting is arranged in such a way that the temple shines even during night. The construction of the temple was completed on August 24th in 2007. More than 1500 kilograms of gold was used to build Sripuram temple.
Sripuram-Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple is the largest Golden temple in the world, with over 1.5 tonnes of gold used. 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 scratched copper plates. Every single detail in the temple art has significance from the vedas. Sripuram temple design represents a star-shaped path, 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 spirituals leaders.
The temple absorbs maximum energy from nature, which creates peace and brings rest to the devotees who walk through the starpath. Devotees walking through the starpath are blessed to read messages of truth and morality that enables them to realize themselves and transform into powerful beings. The ultimate purpose of the Golden Temple is to create righteousness and transformation in human beings.
Gopuram Of Sripuram temple
The God form in the Sripuram Mahalakshmi temple is Goddess Mahalakshmi.
Time to Visit
The devotees can visit and take darshan between morning 8 a.m. to evening 8 p.m. all the 365 days. For those people who want to have darshan and have enough time to stand in the queue, the entry is free. There is no charge for the general people for entry and darshan. For the Divya Dharshan seva, one devotee will be allowed to have Divya Dharshan of Sri Lakshmi Narayani from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Divya Dharshan Seva is Rs100/- per person (Only on Saturdays & Sundays). For people those who are in a hurry and limited time to go through the normal darshan, there are some special measures made for a little fee. One can avail the available options across the counter.
Rules and Rituals of the temples
Devotees are requested to dress properly and avoid Short pants, Nighties, Lungies, Midi and Bermudas. Chewing gums, Tobacco, Mobiles Phones, Cameras and other electronic items, liquor and combustible items will be restricted on entry. You are requested to kindly adhere to the rules of the temple.
Accommodation Facilities at the Temple
Various services have been arranged for the convenience of the devotees who come to the Peedam to receive the blessings of Amma or participate in the activities. The following facilities are made available like Dormitory , Cloakroom , Restrooms, Restaurants, Seating arrangements in waiting areas, Drinking Water Facilities, Ample Parking Area, Wheelchairs, , Help Desk & PRO.
Guest houses are available for accommodation . The accommodation of rooms both ac and non ac are obtainable at two guest houses and pilgrims can book the rooms in advance through phone. The tariff for A.C. and non A.C. rooms are Rs.750/- and Rs.500/- respectively.
Nearby tourist places to Sripuram Golden Temple - Vellore
Chennai, Tirupathi, Bangalore
How to reach the Temple
Through Airways- By air Chennai, Bangalore and Tirupathi are the nearest airports that are connected for international travelers and rest of India. One can reach any of these places and from these Chennai, Bangalore and Tirupathi cities they can reach by rail or road to Sripuram.
Through Roadways- Bus facility is available from Chennai, Bangalore and Tirupati. By car or taxi, drive to the town of Vellore and take the road in the direction of Usoor to Sri Narayani Peedam towards Anaicut and the temple is located only 6 Kms from Vellore.