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Golden Temple Near Bangalore

The word “Golden Temple” instantly makes people thinks of Amritsar and the topmost Body of the Sikh's pride. Nevertheless, there is a “Golden Temple" surmised over 600 Crores of Indian Rupees spent, to build up a true Golden Temple for Goddess Mahalakshmi. The golden temple of Sripuram is a holy park situated at the base of a small range of green hills. These ranges are known as Malaikodi and are located in Vellore, six kilometers away from Tamil Nadu.

The temple is made of more than a ton of pure gold. It was built in a short span of 7 years. It was initiated on August 24, 2007. Amma, as perceived through the divine vision planned the entire temple. Devotees honor the temple as the best wonder of the world and that it is the only temple covered fully with gold.

 Besides the 400 copper and gold smiths there are more from the Tirupathi Thirumala Devasthanam who are said to have worked for six years to make the Rs. 600-crore golden temple located on 55,000 sq ft of land on a 100-acre good stretch in Malaikodi. The temple is mainly covered in gold.   The Golden temple is embroidered with man-made sculptures, carved walls, decorated pillars and roof. The Mahalakshmi temple or Lakshmi Narayani temple whose Ardha Mandapam’ and 'Vimanam’ and ‘have been covered with pure gold both in the interior and exterior of temple. This temple is the most outstanding feature of Sripuram Golden temple. The Golden Temple is one of the largest temples in the world with over 1.5 tonnes of Gold used to make it one of the wonders of the World.

 The entire gold work was done by specialized artisans using gold. Each and every single detail was manually carved, as well as modifying the gold hunks into gold foils and then framing the gold foils on copper. The Vedas has detailed its importance in every single way in the temple. There is another significant feature which is the star-shaped path in the Sripuram temple , that stands in the middle of the lush green ground, and is over 1.8 km in length. One has to walk along the star path to reach the temple in the middle, where messeges by "Amma" are laid from the The Bible, Gita and Quran.
When one walks through this star-shaped path one feels blessed to read the messages and is at peace. It is a divine temple with messages of wisdom, morality engraved all over the place. When one enter the temple one cannot leave the place with an inspiration to find the divinity within him, and enables them to transform themselves in powerful human beings. "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding."

Enchanting view of the Golden Temple


By Air:

The closest airports that are connected for national and international travelers are Chennai, Tirupathi and Bangalore Airport.
After reaching this airport, one can then take a train or travel by road to reach Sripuram.

By Train:

Katpadi (Vellore) is the closest train station to Sripuram. Also, this station falls on the urban center metropolis route. The Brindavan Express and the Lalbagh Express are the two trains that reach Vellore/Katpadi from urban and metropolis cities.
Apart from these, there are traveler trains from Tirupati which goes to Katpadi. It takes around three hours and fifteen minutes to reach Katpadi (sripuram) from Tirupati from these traveler trains.

By Road:

If you are planning to travel by road there is a bus facility that is available from Tirupati ,Chennai and Bangalore.
If you want to reach the temple, he/she has to drive to the city of Vellore first by a car or a taxi.
 Once you do that, you have to take the road towards Usoor. The next thing is to get to Sri Narayani Peedam, which is directional towards Anaicut.  The actual distance of the Temple is around six kms from Vellore.

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