08th October 2017.
After dharshan of Arupadai Veedu Murugan, at Sea shore had seen this Ashta Lakshmi temple. Since it was very near, went to this temple also and had the dharshan of 8 forms of Lakshmi. The temple was built similar to Uthiramerur, ThiruKottiyur, Thiruthangal, Kanchi and Madurai Perumal temples.
The presiding deities are Maha Vishnu, his consort Maha Lakshmi and Lakshmi’s eight forms are installed at different levels under one Vimana.
Some of the important features of this temple are..
The temple is facing east with an entrance arch on east and north side. ( east side is kept closed ). The temple is built like Om, the vedic mantra, hence called as Omkarashetra. The Vimana is of Ashtanga Vimana consists of 8 parts in three floors. The three forms of Lord Vishnu ie,. Standing, Sitting and Reclining are depicted in each floors.
In the Ground floor Maha Vishnu and maha Lakshmi are in standing posture. In front the Urchavars with Andal. On the back and sides of ground floor are Aadhi Lakshmi, Dhanya Lakshmi and Thairiya lakshmi. In the 1st floor Gaja Lakshmi, Santhana Lakshmi, Vijaya lakshmi and Vidhya Lakshmi. On the top /second floor is the Dhana lakshmi.
In the complex Sannadhis are for Padmavathy Thayar ( only drawing ), Dhasavathara mandapam, Kirushnar, Guruvayurappan, Chakkarathalwar with Narasimhar, Kamala Vinayagar, Veera Anjaneyar and Dhanvanthiri.
This temple was constructed under the leadership of Mukkur Srinivasa Varadachariyar and the Devotees. The foundation stone was laid in the year 1974 and kumbhabhishekam was performed on 5th April 1976. The temple is under the control of Tamil Nadu HR&CE Department.
The temple will be opened between 06.30 Hrs to 12.00 hrs and 16.00 hrs to 21.00 hrs. The scheduled timings may be extended during festival days.
The official web site of the temple : http://ashtalakshmitemple.tnhrce.in/
The land line numbers +91 44 24466777 and 24917777 may be contacted for further details.
HOW TO REACH:
Almost about 2 km distance from Thiruvanmiyur and Besant Nagar Bus Terminus. From there the temple can be reached through Auto.
Town buses are available to Thiruvanmiyur from Villivakkam, Tollgate, Broadway.
Town buses also available to Besant Nagar from Vada Palani, Perambur, ICF, Ayanavaram and Neelangarai.
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