The Ashtalakshmi Temple of Hyderabad which is consecrated to the Goddess of prosperity and redemption 'Lakshmi', came into existence in the year of 1996 under the skillful supervision of a master-minded architect, Ganapati Sthapathi. This coruscating architectural gem is sited in the state of Andra Pradesh and is one of the two Ashta Lakshmi Temples in whole of India.
Special features of the Ashtalakshmi Temple in Hyderabad are :-
- The replicas of Ashtalakshmi, Sri Ganapathi, Sri Garuda and Sriman Narayana were the inspirations of the artistic genius Subbaiah Sthapathi.
- Besides bearing the images of Adilakshmi, Aishwaryalakshmi, Santanalakshmi, Dhanalakshmi, Dhanyalakshmi, Gajalakshmi, Vijayalakshmi and Varalakshmi that are established inside the chief gopuram, this marvelous temple also possesses clay reflections of approximately 134 'vigrahams' of lesser known deities which augment the brilliance of the 'Mahagopuram'.
- Intricately contrived necklaces constructed primarily from gold, kasula pearl and other materials further heightens the divine aura that cascades from eyes of these divinities.
- The ideal time to drop in and witness the spectacular Ashtalakshmi Temple is on the auspicious occasion of either 'Lakshmi Puja' or 'Diwali'.
- Admission for the devotees is absolutely free.
- Although the Ashtalakshmi Temple is constructed from a balanced blend of two principal ingredients sand and cement it appears as if it is made out of marble when viewed from a distance.
- Visitants can pay a visit to the Ashtalakshmi Temple in Hyderabad and pay their homage to the resident deity on any day of the week between 6:00 am to 1:00 pm and again from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Last Updated on 16 July 2013