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Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple - Thirumalaikodi - Vellore
Guruji Sri Narendra Babu Sharmaji gave us the information on this Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple in his 100th episode of Bavya Brahmanda Programme.

Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple - Thirumalaikodi - Vellore

Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple - Thirumalaikodi - Vellore
Golden Temple - when uttered this word, people think immediately of Amritsar and the Highest Body of the Sikh's pride Golden Temple. But now it has got a good competition! Yes, an estimated over 600 Crores of Indian Rupees spent, to construct a true Golden Temple for Goddess Mahalakshmi, the presiding deity, (installed and maintained by Sri Narayani Peedam) in this Temple at Sripuram, which is situated 6 km away from the District Headquarters - Vellore, North Arcot District in Tamilnadu. Now, the temple is complete, open to the general public; this town Sripuram has all the facilities one can visit to enjoy his/her spiritual experience.

A Mahalakshmi temple called 'Sripuram' and made of more than a ton of pure gold will glitter and gleam under the sun on August 24 when it is unveiled for consecration by the Sri Narayani Peetam headed by a 31-year-old godman who calls himself Narayani Amma. Devotees hail the temple as 'one of the wonders of the world' and say that it is the only temple covered fully with gold.

More than 400 gold and coppersmiths from the Tirupathi Thirumala Devasthanam are said to have worked for six years to craft the Rs. 600-crore golden temple located on 55,000 sq ft of land on a 100-acre salubrious stretch in Malaikodi, about 6 km from Vellore in north Tamil Nadu. According to official sources, the gold bars were purchased through RBI in "a transparent manner "

First the coppersmiths set to work creating a copper base on the temple structure with engravings and etchings before the gold, beaten into nine layers of foils, was draped around it. The sanctum sanctorum will hold the deity of Mahalakshmi made of stone granite, but covered with gold protection layers. (Kavacham - adornments).

" The Sripuram or Spiritual Park is Amma's dedication to the world and mankind," said P Murali, a trustee of the Peetam, adding that the temple has more gold than the Golden Temple of Amritsar.

Messages by 'Amma' have been laid out along the path to the temple with messages from the Gita, Bible and Quran. "When one enters the Sripuram, their focus is just on the magnificent temple. But when they leave, they cannot do so without taking some messages and gaining some wisdom," according to a booklet detailing the 'services' rendered by the Peetam. "In this quagmire of materialism, Sripuram rises as an inspiration to man to find the divinity within him," adds a Narayani Peedam brochure.

The arrangements were being made to hire personnel to throw a security cover around the temple. "But the gold sheets have been laid out in such a manner that it would cost more to rip it off than purchase the gold," said a top Vellore district official.


Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple - Thirumalaikodi - Vellore
The Sevas available right now and are likely to be changed or modified by the Temple authorities as per the trustees discretion:

Swarna Pushpa Archana Seva:
In this seva Archana will be done with 108 gold flowers and out of which one will be given to the devotee after the archana seva. The donation for the seva is 1508/- for a couple and 1008/- for one devotee. (All days from 0800Hrs to 2000Hrs)

Veda Parayana Seva:
In this seva One devotee will be allowed to sit in front of goddess Mahalakshmi and will be given Aarthi Dharsan (Mondays to Fridays 0800 to 2000) Rs.250/ per Head

Divya Dharsan Seva:
In this seva one devotee will be permitted for Divya dharsan of Goddess Mahalakshmi. (only Dharsan- No Aarthi) Rs.100/ per head on Saturdays and Sundays and National Holidays.

Anna Dhana Seva:
Rs.5004/- for four persons. In this seva, devotees can have the Arathi Seva Darshan and also blessed to distribute Prasadam to visiting devotees at the temple. Timing: 8.00 am

Gho Dhana Seva:
Rs.15,000/- for four persons. Timings: Between 4.30 and 8.00 am. By donating a cow to the Ghosala, the donor is allowed to parttake in the Gho pooja at the Ghosala.

Maha Aarathi Seva:
At 6.00 pm after Nivedyam, one devotee is permitted sit before the Main Idol, Sri Mahalakshmi for this Maha Aarathi.

Sri Sooktha Homam Seva:
In front of the Goddess Sannithi, at the Saheshara Deepa Mandapam, four deveotess are allowed to take part in the Sri Suktha Homam alongwith the temple priest. Timings: 9.00 to 11 am and 6.00 to 8.00 pm. The Donation charges are Rs.3006/-

Pushpa Alankara Seva:
By sponsoring for floral decorations to the Main deity Sri Lakshmi Narayani, two devotees are allowed to sit in front of the main Idol. Timing: 8.00 am and the donation charge is Rs.2007/-

Abhisheka Pooja Seva:
In the morning between 4.30 & 8.00 am, by donating Rs.3006/- on all days except Friday (Fridays, Rs.5004/- is charged), four devotees are permitted to take part in the routines viz. Abhishekam, Alankaram & Arathi.

Sri Vastram Seva:
If one wishes, she/he can offer a 9 yard Silk saree to Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi. By this offering, one donating devotee is allowed to take part in the Arathi seva, between 8.00 am and 8.00 pm and the donation charges are Rs.10,008/-

In this seva 4 members are permitted for Abisekam, Alankaram and Aarthi Dharsan Rs.3006/- on all days except Fridays (No accommodation)
Rs.5004/- on Fridays

Visit Official Temple Website For Latest Updates On Sevas :

One can send an advance DD in favour of "Narayani Siddar Peedam Charitable Trust" payable at Vellore and book for your requirements.

For more details one may contact the PROs of Sri Narayani Siddar Peedam at Sripuram at the following cell phone numbers:

+91 9942993009 ( Sri R Baskar),
+91 9942993010 (Sri B V Karthik),
+91 9345136189 (Mrs Srimathi Ramsingh).

Here are few suggestions, useful tips, do's and don'ts for a first time visitor:

Once you enter the temple complex, there are proper guidance, assistance and also an information centre inside the complex for the visitors to know more about the functions of this temple.

There is ample car parking space available @ Rs.20/- per vehicle.

Here, the security measures are more stringent as alike Sri Balaji Temple of Tirupathi. Long queue makes one exhaust soon, more so during the summer days. It is recommended to take drinking water bottles & towels to fight the thirst and sweat!

Please do not carry your Mobile phones and cameras which are strictly prohibited inside the temple premises. Separate counters are there to deposit your cell phones, cameras as also your foot-wear. It is highly recommended not to take it with you to the temple at the first place, as it is not going to help you in any way as you have to deposit the same at the counters before entering the complex.

As is in Tirupathi, here too the queue control system exist. A special structures erected to control and regularize the moving crowd is put up that extends up to 3 kms stretch from the temple! From here, you are allowed to move inside the star shaped ( Sri Chakra) corridor of the temple, only after proper security check by the security personnel both men & women; there you will have to undergo strict security checks viz. scanning, frisking and all the sort of personal/belongings etc. Senior citizens are accompanied by the escorts from the temple are allowed to join in the main queue directly, but no family members are allowed to accompany them. Free wheel chair for physically challenged persons and elderly persons are also available and they are directly taken to the temple by the volunteers of Sri Narayani Peedam. No family members allowed to escort or accompany them, as the Golden Temple authorities arranged to give a very good care for them.

The worst part on the visitors are throwing coins in the pond surrounding the main Sannidhi. There are scores of persons throwing even currency notes which is against any norms and also against the National currency policies. In an utter disregards, even the authorities seems not taken any steps to check this menace. It is not only unethical to trhow the currency notes into the pond, but also it is against the national currency regulations & rules. Now the Narayani Peedam's administrators must take some steps to prevent this single issue at the first place. Oh, even some of the visitors throwing their visiting cards alongwith coins! The coins thrown inside the pond must be of lakhs of rupees and it too might add to the coin shortage issues in general!

By the time you reach the Sanctum Sanctorum, oh, by now you have walked almost 3 kms distance from the entrance! Oooops! after taking such a trouble to reach to the inner temple, here is the real hitch.... you're allowed to take Darshan only from a distance of about 100 meters. Beyond this point, one has to pay INR.250/- per head. Wow, after Tirupathi Balaji, now Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi too wants her devotees to pay for a darsham!!! If one prefers to perform Abhishekam or Archana they need to book well in advance, say at least two months.

At the exit point, the volunteers of the Ashram would hand you prasadam viz. Kum-kum and Sweet rice or pongal. Though the entire system is most organized, one would feel exhausted - that too after you're told to view the Darshan only from a specific distance. But it is more worthy to pay a visit. The landscape, beautiful scenery, tranquil atmosphere, greenish lawns and fine architecture all combined makes one feel worth of the visit.

For those who wish to stay overnight or a couple of days, hotel accommodation can be arranged through the administrators, Sri Narayani Peedam - who maintains a hotel, hospital, Orphans home etc.

The accommodation facilities presently available as below:

NON A/c - Rs.300/- for 2 members (Add Bed-Rs.100/-) Max 3 members permitted in one room.
A/c - Rs.500/- for 2 members (Add Bed-Rs.150/-) Max 3 members permitted in one room.
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Telephone Number: 0416 2206500 (10 lines)


Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple - Photos

Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple - Thirumalaikodi - Vellore

Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple - Thirumalaikodi - Vellore

Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple - Thirumalaikodi - Vellore

Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple - Thirumalaikodi - Vellore

Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple - Thirumalaikodi - Vellore

Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple - Thirumalaikodi - Vellore

Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple - Thirumalaikodi - Vellore

Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple - Thirumalaikodi - Vellore

Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple - Thirumalaikodi - Vellore

Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple - Thirumalaikodi - Vellore

Sripuram Golden Mahalaxmi Temple - Thirumalaikodi - Vellore

How to reach Sripuram Golden Mahalakshmi Temple?
Bangalore - Vellore (via Hosur) - 220 kms
(On national highway routes - NH7 > via - Hosur Road - Electronic City - Attibele(NH7) - Hosur - Kamandoddi - Shoolagiri- Melumalai - Kurubarapalli - Krishnagiri > NH46> - Bargur - Vaniyambadi - Ambur - Pallikondaj - Vellore. - around 4 hours drive)

Darshan Timing 8 am to 8 pm on all the 365 days!


  1. its a very very good temple to visit everyone visit the temple. AJIT RAJPUT KOLHAPUR MAHARASHTRA

  2. very very nice..vijaya