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Golden Temple of Veloor
Golden Temple of Veloor

Maniam PS
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Understand that a new private golden temple has been built somewhere in Veloor South India. Could someone please provide an overview of the temple

Posted On : 04/28/09 8:58:02 PM

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Maniam PS
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Was able to do some research on this temple and following is some facts about the said temple. One of the biggest Hindu shrines in southern India, the Sri Puram Golden Temple a grand golden temple built by a spiritual organization in Tamil Nadu at an approximate cost of Rs 600 crore, the consecration kumbhabhishekam was performed on August 24, 2007, presence of over 30,000 devotees.The Mahalakshmi temple, located on a sprawling 100 acres of land at Sripuram, near Vellore, about 125 km from Chennai, has been constructed by Vellore-based Sri Narayani Peetam, headed by spiritual leader Sri Sakthi Amma. The steps that lead to the innermost section are laid with polished black and grey granite from the neighbouring South Arcot and Dharmapuri districts. A cubic metre of black granite is priced at 0. So is the grey stone called Paradiso because of its wavy patterns of violet with the colour of iron. And this too has been used in large quantities.The temple, covering 55,000 sq ft area, has intricate carvings and sculptures in gold. Except the walking path, the entire structure has been made of gold and copper.About 400 goldsmiths and coppersmiths, including craftsmen from Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanams, have completed the architectural marvel in gold in six years.. More than one and half tone of pure gold was glitter and gleam under the sun, Devotees hail the temple as one of the wonders of the world and say that it is the only temple covered fully with gold. 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 kavacham adornments . The temple has been designed in such a way that visitors can reach the golden temple only after going through a star-shaped pathway, which has the quotes from Gita, Bible and Quran displayed on either side. Surrounded by mountains and lush and scenic beauty, the temple, entirely conceived and designed by Amma , would be open to people of all religions. The temple is Amma s gift to mankind, the sources said.

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