Golden Temple Vellore also is known as Siripuram Mahalakshmi Temple, is a religious centre located among the small green mountains in an area called TiruMalaikodi. It is located on the way to Anaicut, on Usoor Road. This Temple was inaugurated on 15th Aug 2007. This temple is made from pure gold and one of the best Hindu architecture. Temple is built on 100 acres land. It was constructed and maintained by Sri Narayani Peetam Vellore. Sri Narayani Peetam leads by religious Guru Sakthi Amma is also known as Narayani Amma. Temp.e is a vision of 30-year-old spiritual guru Sri Sakthi Amma.
About 15000 Kg gold has been used in the construction of this Maha Lakshmi Mandir and more than 300 crores have been spent in building this temple. It took nearly 7 years to construct the Golden Temple Vellore. Estimated that 400 goldsmiths and copper-smiths participated in building this temple. About twelve layers of gold foils have been pasted on copper sheets embossed with the designs of Gods and fixed on the walls. The whole interior of the temple has been constructed with pure gold. The Temple is located in the centre of a star-shaped compartment.
Only people who believe in more than one god are allowed to enter the temple. All devotees have to go through the star-shaped pathway to reach the sanctum. Sri Mahalakshmi idol inside the sanctum is made of 70 kg pure gold.
Golden Temple Vellore Darshan
There is 2 types of Darshan, one is free and other type is paid. Paid ticket cost Rs.250/ devotee and will have immediate access to darshan. Free darshan will take 2 -3 hours, depends on the crowd.
Golden Temple Vellore Darshan Code
Any decent outfit is allowed, it can be ethnic wear, normal pant and shirt
Not to wear short pants, lungies, midi and bermudas.
Golden Temple Vellore Darshan Timings
Everyday 8.00 am to 8.00 pm – Sarva Dharshan
Photography is not allowed inside temple premises. One should deposit Electronic gadgets before entering temple premises.
How to reach Golden Temple Vellore?
- Temple is located at a distance of 8 km from Vellore Old Bus station
- 120 Km away from Tirupati. Direct buses to Vellore is available from Tirupati Bus station. Bus Route : Tirupati -> Chittoor -> Vellore. It takes 2 hours 38 mins by Road.
- 44 km away from Chittoor, whoever plans for Kanipakam can also plan for Golden temple. It takes 1 hour by Road.
- The nearest Railway junction is Katpadi. Temple is 15 km from Katpadi junction. Passenger trains are running from Tirupati to Katpadi at regular intervals.
Golden Temple Vellore Gallery
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