Golden Temple of Vellore


A grand ‘golden temple’, the Lakshmi Narayani temple, located at Sripuram, at the foot of a small range of green hills in a place known as “Malaikodi” near Vellore, has been constructed by Vellore-based Sri Narayani Peetam, headed by spiritual leader Sri Sakthi Amma. The entire structure except for the pathway, is made of gold and copper. The temple, has intricate carvings and sculptures in gold. The temple is decorated with lights so that even at night you are able to see the splendors of the temple.

About 400 goldsmiths and coppersmiths, including craftsmen from Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanam, have completed the architectural marvel in gold in six years. The approximate cost of the temple is Rs 600 crore. Surrounded by mountains and lush and scenic beauty, the temple, entirely conceived and designed by ‘Amma’, would be open to people of all religions. “The temple is Amma’s gift to mankind,” the sources said. The timings of entry into the premises is strictly between 07:00 AM to 08:00 PM. The temple offer various Darshans which allows limited people at any one of the darshans.

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