Thursday, December 10, 2009

Astalakshmi Temple, Chennai Tourism

Astalakshmi Temple, Chennai Tourism
Astalakshmi Temple in Chennai is a beautiful temple on the shores of Bay of Bengal, enshrines the eight forms of Godess Lakshmi (Dhaanya Lakshmi, Dhana Lakshmi, Vidya Lakshmi, Sowbagya Lakshmi, Veera Lakshmi, Karunya Lakshmi, Santhana Lakshmi, Mahalakshmi). The temple is built in tiers and as we climb up the winding stairs, each of the eight Lakshmi idols appears enshrined before our eyes. The temple being a contemporary one, it is built with brick and cement and the exterior is pained with multi-colors. The temple was established in the year 1976 mainly from devotees’ donations.

Chennai is well connected by road with major cities and you can reach Chennai by air, rail or road. Many tourist taxis, auto rickshaws, public buses are available to reach this temple. For accommodation you can choose from budget hotels to deluxe hotels which are available in Chennai.

Velankanni Church is another important place near Astalakshmi temple. Lapped by the incessant waves of Bay of Bengal, the church is popular not only for Christians but also people of other religions also. The annual church festival begins in August and ends on September is very popular and many people visit this place during this time.

1 comment:

Jag said...

Looks interesting...