|Elliots Beach, Besant Nagar, Chennai (Map)
|Entry Fee & Timings
|It opens 6:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. On Friday, Saturday, Sunday opens 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM. The entry is free.
|Temple, Religious Place
|Place visit with
|Family, Kids, Friends, Parants, Siblings, Youngsters
|Best time to visit
|January, February, March, April
About Ashtalakshmi Temple
The temple of Mahalakshmi located in Adyar, Chennai, India is the most special. The special thing about this temple is that the idols of 8 forms of Goddess Lakshmi are installed here, that is why this temple is also known as 'Mata Ashtalakshmi Mandir' and the devotees who come here bring different lotus flowers.
The construction of the temple was started in 1974 on the wish of Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swami of Kanchi Math. This temple was built under the leadership of Niwas Varadcheriyar which looks very divine and grand in appearance.
Architecture of Ashtalakshmi Temple
The architecture of this temple is a blend of ancient Dravidian and contemporary styles. The length of the temple is 65 feet and the breath is 45 feet. It is modeled on the Sundararaja Perumal temple at Uthiramerur. In 2012, the temple was renovated at a cost of â‚¹7 million.
Interesting facts about Ashtalakshmi Temple
- The night lighting of this enchanting temple is spectacular. From a distance, it looks as if it is made of marble And on approaching the entrance of the temple, one is captivated by the serenity of the surrounding and the omnipresent sweet aroma of incense.
- Goddess Ashtalakshmi is the deity who bestows Ashtama Siddhi (eight times achievements) and Ashta Aishwaryaam (eight times wealth).
- Reaching the top of the temple requires climbing steep and narrow stairs, which can prove challenging for people with mobility concerns.
- The Ashtalakshmi temple is constructed in the Om shape and one can continuously hear the resonating sound of the Bay of Bengal.
- According to the Vedas, Puranas and ancient scriptures of Hinduism, Goddess Lakshmi emerged from the ocean while it was being churned by Asuras, Rakshasas and Suras, deities. Mahavishnu married Goddess Lakshmi and fulfilled the wishes of the devotees.
How to reach Ashtalakshmi Temple
By Bus:- Annai Velankanni Church Bus Stop is nearest to Ashtalakshmi Temple which is 9 minutes walk away.
By Railway:- The nearest railway station to Ashtalakshmi Temple is Thiruvanmiyur which is at a distance of 2 km.
By Air:- The distance between Chennai airport and Ashtalakshmi temple is 13 km. From here you can easily reach the temple by auto or taxi.
Nearby famous places
- Marina Beach 6.72 km away
- Kapaleeswarar Temple 4.32 km away
- Government Museum 8.54 km away
- Besant Nagar Beach 960 m away
- San Thome Church 4.25 km away
- Sri Parthasarathy Temple 6.63 km away
- Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam 5.3 km away
- Vadapalani Murugan Temple 8.29 km away
- Chennai Central Railway Station 9.92 km away
- ISKCON Chennai, Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple 10.11 km away
- Elliot's Beach 769 m away
- Kalikambal Temple 11.48 km away
- Vishwaroop Adhivyadhihara Sri Bhakta Anjaneyaswamy Temple 7.3 km away
- Anna Centenary Library 3.36 km away
- Mystery Room Chennai 8.25 km away
- Guindy Snake Park 1.96 km away