The Temple of Gold
July 14, 2011 2 Comments
The Sripuram Mahalakshmi temple is my new find for the day.I heard about it on the TLC show ‘Oh My Gold-OMG’.The pictures are stunning.I plan on visiting the place on my next visit down South.
The temple is supposedly located on 100 acres of land and has been constructed by the Vellore-based Sri Narayani Peedam, headed by spiritual leader Sri Sakthi Amma also known as Narayani Amma.Sripuram-Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple is supposedly the largest Golden temple in the world, with over 1.5 tonnes of gold used. All the gold work has been done by artisans specializing in temple art using gold. Every single detail has been manually created, including converting the gold ingots to gold foils and then mounting them on copper. Gold foil from 9 layers to 15 layers have been mounted on the etched copper plates. Every single detail in the temple art is supposed to have some vedic significance.
The lighting is arranged in such a way that the temple glitters at night. And the LED lighting on the ridge of the roof of the star path is lit up at night so that flights operating in that direction can witness a star on the earth.
A house of gold-a fitting tribute indeed to the Goddess Mahalakshmi!