Ashtalakshmi Temple

Ashtalakshmi Temple, Chennai (Madras)

Ashtalakshmi Temple
4.5
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Neighbourhood: Besant Nagar
Named after the noted lady theosophist Annie Besant, Besant Nagar is one of the most preferred areas to reside in Chennai due to the presence of the beach. The extremely calm and serene area with its colonial hangover is studded with sea- facing homes owned by the affluent families and has a string of restaurants, cafes, shops and boutiques around it. Home to Elliot’s Beach, The Theosophical Society and Kalakshetra, the world famous dance school along with beautiful temples and churches, this is where Chennai loves to chill. The confluence of best of nature, art and history within the greenest parts of the city limits is evident in the culture of this neighbourhood, which makes it one of the most favourite hangout zones for all the locals.
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M B
New Delhi, India4 contributions
The temple location is beautiful and the weather was so pleasant when I visited the temple, but the temple needs thorough maintenance.
Written 12 July 2022
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ccbtraveller
Bengaluru, India89 contributions
the temple is located in a very picturesque place, alone the beach. the layout of different Lakshmi sanctums are kind of one above the other. never seen such a temple architecture.
the priest were just money minded. they expect a big tip & till they get it, they are pestering us. very irritating behavior. due to that, lost the purpose of visit.
Written 15 December 2020
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SREENIVASAREDDY M
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates1,914 contributions
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As per Hindu mythology Ashtalkshmis are very famous for eight types of prosperity to a human being.
They follow as below in a chronological order

Adi Lakshmi.= Overall wealths

Dhana Lakshmi.= Money and jewellary

Dhanya Lakshmi.= Food grains

Gaja Lakshmi.= Vehicles

Santana Lakshmi.= Children

Veera/Dhairya Lakshmi.= Bravery

Jaya/Vijaya Lakshmi.= Victory

Vidya Lakshmi.= Knowledge and education

This temple situated at sea shore in three floor building with separate sanctum sanctorums. Along with subject eight deity godesses, few more sub and main deity temples also established within the premises like Lord Ganesh, Lord Murugan etc.
Every Hindu must visit religious place in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Written 18 November 2020
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anu_v
Singapore, Singapore655 contributions
This is a very holy and an olden temple of the deity Mahalaksmi. This temple has a hidden pathway which leads to some of the oldest statues of Mahalaksmi. The statues of deities are still washed and clothed with silk sarees. Anyone who prays for wealth will be granted in this temple. When we visited this temple it was at nite time 8pm lucky the volunteer running the temple helped us and told us to hurry to see the deepam lit up at the top altar of the temple.
Written 21 August 2020
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Sud D
Oakville, Canada77 contributions
This is beautifully laid out temple. It is a modern temple and of recent construction. Still worth a visit. Beautiful.
Written 6 June 2020
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Jayesh Chandra ... P
Nashik District, India242 contributions
It is a small temple tucked away beside the Elliots beach. There is a parking spot beside the temple on a narrow road. You enter the temple and there are barricades guiding you around the 8 Lakshmi's, eight forms of wealth, namely, offspring, success, prosperity, wealth, courage, bravery, food, and knowledge.. You start with Lakshmi and Vishnu. Then you go to Santhanalakshmi, Vijayalakshmi, Vidyalakshmi and Gajalakshmi. The top floor DhanaLakshmi is rumoured to act like a lighthouse. Then Aadilakshmi, Dhaanya lakshmi and Dharyalakshmi. See the gold plating on the top.
Written 23 March 2020
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KARTHIKb87
Chennai (Madras), India77 contributions
Its Ashtalakshmi temple in chennai which is mooted by Kanchi Chandrasekrandra swamigal (Sankaracharya) on lines on Mumbai MahaLakshmi temple. Temple is located in Besant nagar beach seashore. Temple had separate 8 lakshmi Sannithi's (sanctum santorum) Its must visit temple in Chennai and lot of people throng here on festival days.
Written 31 January 2020
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TravellingSands
Chennai (Madras), India484 contributions
This temple is dedicated to the eight forms of Goddess Lakshmi who is the Goddess of wealth and consort of Lord Mahavishnu. The temple is located on the Southern End of Elliots(Besant Nagar) Beach and is one of the important temples in Chennai.
Written 22 January 2020
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Mrudula
111 contributions
This beach is located near Elloit's beach in besant nagar. which is a famous temple for it's architecture and the dieties are located at four levels
Written 21 January 2020
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HWPKG
Vadodara, India314 contributions
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You climb about 20-30 steps to see this beautiful temple that is right on the beach in Chennai. We went on New Year's Day so there was a mela happening on the beach. Had really good darshan and a fantastic overall experience.
Written 4 January 2020
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