A grand 'golden temple', the Mahalakshmi temple,
located on a sprawling 100 acres of land at Sripuram,
near Vellore, has been constructed by Vellore-based
Sri Narayani Peetam, headed by spiritual leader
Sri Sakthi Amma.
The temple, covering 55,000 sq ft, has intricate
carvings and sculptures in gold. Except for the
pathway, the entire structure has been made of
gold and copper.
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