Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple

Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple

Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple
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  • VikasBhansail
    Bengaluru, India113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very well designed and managed Lakshmi temple, coated with Gold everywhere.
    4-5 KMs from Vellore, this is SriPuram Lakshmi Narayani Temple aka Golden Temple. As the name suggests the main temple is of gold however the main deity which is 70+ kg of solid gold is in another small temple which you visit when you exit from main temple. Entire campus is huge and built in star shape. You need to trace this entire star on foot to reach the main temple. Based on weekend or occasions expect heavy crowd here and to avoid long wait in queue buy 250Rs. special darshan tickets before you enter (just opoosite to parking there is a counter). After parking you need to deposit your phones and camera as they are strictly not allowed inside the campus. Deposit your shoes as well and enter the STAR. Entire pathway in star is very comfortable, you can walk easily and there is ample space for sitting, drinking water, washrooms are at regular distances. For specially ables there is a special entry where they can skip this entire path and enter directly. Main temple is built over a water body and if you have taken special darshan they allow you to sit for 5 minute in front of the main deity. Coming out of the main temple you get a small temple where 70KG solid gold idol is there which you can do abhishekam for 100Rs. (Gents need to go top less here so keep this in mind before paying). On the path way there are couple of temples like Ganesh temple and all which you can visit. There are many shops you can visit along the path. On exit there are food shops and a food court run by temple itself (closes at 3pm for lunch). Those like me who could not make it on time for the lunch, drive 5 km ahead and reach vellore and you can get whatever you want. Parking space in temple is not very huge, but I saw most folks coming in buses and all so car park was okiesh. Overall very peaceful and nice place. Worth one day long drive trip from Bangalore. Temple visit takes around 1 hour (depending on the crowd).
    Visited August 2023
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Mimi G
    La Jolla, California52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Place of Peace
    Sri Puram know as a place of peace is a true spiritual oasis. Designed and envisioned by Sri Narayani Amma SriPuram is home to multiple beautiful temples. As you want the star path and listen to vedic chants you are transformed. Sri Puram is home to Ganesha, Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi Narayani. What a bessing to spend a day in this beautiful oasis.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 September 2023
  • raghsm
    Bengaluru, India34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Golden temple worth a visit
    It is a beautiful temple. The temple complex is large. Along with the main Narayani goddess, the complex has Ganesha and Lord Venkateshwara temples as well. Tips for travellers- 1. Preferable to buy the 250/- or 500/- ticket for faster and longer Darshan 2. There is evening lighting. Preferable to go around 5pm.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Manish
    13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice long walk
    Very good experience. Very long walk from the start. Well maintained gardens and temples. Temple structure is very good and captivating. There are souvenir shops after the temple visit is done. Male devotees have to go with bare upper body if they want to do sewa. There are different kinds of tickets starting from Rs 100 for different kind of sewas. Overall a good experience.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 October 2023
  • sunil d
    Shahapur, India4 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Temple is good but not the people's
    The temple is really good and well maintained. This temple is very commercial. For everything you have to pay(darshana, mobile and footwear deposits) this temple is not like Tirupati or Tirumala. Had a bad experience with auto and taxi drivers. While getting in auto they told different price and while getting down they took 200 rs more than what we finalized. Really I am telling the people's are not at all good and supportive. They treat other state peoples very bad. They speak only Tamil(few people English) even though they know other languages. Note:Auto driver will ask 600rs for one side(only drop to temple). Don't fall in their trap. Cheap and best way to reach temple from Tirupati is, Take a train from Tirupati to katpadi junction it's around 65rs per head. Take auto from katpadi to old bus stand 20rs from bus stand to golden temple is 30rs. So total around 120rs you will reach.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 February 2024
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Smita
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
There's a long walk to be done. No mobiles allowed inside.
First stop is a Silver Ganapati, usually there's a havan going on there. Next start walking on the Star shaped parikrama. The corridors are lined with trees, birds and beautiful statues. Then you will reach the inner Parikrama - The golden temple sitting amidst a small water body. So as you walk along the water lined corridors, you can appreciate the gold work on the temple exterior.
Sri Narayani Devi is beautiful and majestic, with all the decorations.
Rs 500 ticket will get you a good darshan, Kumkumarchan, prasadam included.
Next there's a Swarna Lakshmi, where one can do abhishekam (ticketed). After that head to Balaji temple, which is beautiful.
Best time to visit is early morning when it's cool and crowds are less. One can ask for a guide as well and the ticketing office will arrange a person. Everything is done in a professional and well planned manner.
Written 19 March 2023
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Sumesh m.v.
Kannur, India29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Travelled by train ,got down at katpadi railway station. No direct bus to golden temple. Have to take two buses to reach temples (Rs 10 per trip) For Autos usually charge Rs 300 -350 .
Pay for quik darshan . Or else opt free darshan.
5.00 to 6.00 pm is the best time.
Written 22 February 2020
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Debapratim Chattopadhyay
Silvassa, India77 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We have visited the temple after hearing about it much words. The main gold covered temple is no doubt a work of art, an amazing site. The surrounding gardens and all are also well maintained. However somehow we felt a strong scent of business everywhere in the concept of the temple. In a shrine of God you have to pay for everything, everything is monetized somehow, starting from the shoe stalls. You have to pay to keep your shoes and bags, pay more and you can see your God more closely, the exit pathway is mandatorily leading through in house shops etc. We felt the place is highly self advertized and didnot invoked any "Bhakti" in us, it felt more like an exibition than a place of worship.
Written 31 January 2020
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Vishwanath H
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Its a 8km drive from vellore city. The temple has ample parking space and they charge rs 20. Cellphones are not allowed inside the temple, so you have to deposit your phones before entering the temple for which 5rs is charged per phone deposit. There are multiple ticket entries 100, 250, 500 etc, We took a 100rs entry ticket. You will have to walk in a star pattern pathway before entering the temple (lots of walking). The main temple darshana happens seamlessly, for 100rs ticket you also get to do abhisheka on gold sculpture of godess lakshmi. Temple is very well maintained and special arrangements are available for elderly and physically challenged. You also get anna prasada during exit pathway, which was yummy.
Overall it was joyful experience for the family.
Written 15 October 2022
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sunil d
Shahapur, India4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The temple is really good and well maintained. This temple is very commercial. For everything you have to pay(darshana, mobile and footwear deposits) this temple is not like Tirupati or Tirumala.
Had a bad experience with auto and taxi drivers. While getting in auto they told different price and while getting down they took 200 rs more than what we finalized.
Really I am telling the people's are not at all good and supportive. They treat other state peoples very bad. They speak only Tamil(few people English) even though they know other languages.

Note:Auto driver will ask 600rs for one side(only drop to temple). Don't fall in their trap.

Cheap and best way to reach temple from Tirupati is,
Take a train from Tirupati to katpadi junction it's around 65rs per head. Take auto from katpadi to old bus stand 20rs from bus stand to golden temple is 30rs. So total around 120rs you will reach.
Written 22 February 2024
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Nagmani M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Business
This is a fantastic place to visit. Thanks be of the best temples in india. Built in Vast area. Star shaped walkway leads to temple . Gold plated structure of temple surrounded by water body resembling golden temple Amritsar. South Indian music al playing gives a brilliant experience
Written 13 August 2021
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PurnimaJaay
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Beautiful Mahalaxmi temple. This place has enough facilities such as parking, rest room. All in good condition. Ones entrance ticket is purchased you can start walking. It can take up to 30min. But all the way they have water and place to sit, so elderly ones can walk slow. A good 1 hour is needed in this temple on a normal less crowded days.
Written 5 April 2021
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Primal Survivor
India318 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Star shaped periphery , be prepare to walk a lot and find huge crowd. 4 deities. Beautiful architecture, lush campus, scenic and spiritual. Ethereal experience.
Need time and patience.
BUT ToTALly commercial .
Rs 100 ticket before 4.45 pm after that free.
Rs 250 / 500 for VIP darshan
Sevadar Guides ask Rs 200 / 300 in the name short cut quick darshan.
But dont fall for them.
Written 6 December 2022
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Manish
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Very good experience. Very long walk from the start. Well maintained gardens and temples. Temple structure is very good and captivating. There are souvenir shops after the temple visit is done. Male devotees have to go with bare upper body if they want to do sewa. There are different kinds of tickets starting from Rs 100 for different kind of sewas. Overall a good experience.
Written 10 October 2023
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drrajesh c
Rajkot, India131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Business
It is divine temple with 70 kg gold used . The campus is very big and you need to follow the path to complete the darshan. However, it is long queue before darshan to complete. You need to pay entry fees with different rates as per your choice.
Written 23 June 2023
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