Dedicated To The Goddess Of Wealth
A magnificent temple dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi stands distinctly on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad . The Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, finds a special place in the hearts of the people for she brings prosperity and happiness as well as salvation.
The Ashta Lakshmi Temple was consecrated in April 1996, and is one of its kind in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It took five years of non-stop work and a total expenditure of Rs.10 million for the magnificent Ashta Lakshmi temple to take its present form. The nightly illumination of this enchanting temple is spectacular. Viewed from a distance, the temple looks like one made from marble.
The design and architecture of the Ashtalakshmi temple was borrowed from the one at Chennai . The Ashtalakshmi temple is a fine example of a collective endeavor. The well-known architect, Ganapati Sthapathi, conceived the structure and design of the temple. The idols of Ashta Lakshmi, 'Sriman Narayana', 'Sri Ganapati' and 'Sri Garuda' were designed by Subbaiah Sthapathi. About 134 'Vigrahams' (idols) of lesser-known gods adorn the Mahagopuram.
The Eight Forms
Ashta Lakshmi Temple has Goddess Lakshmi in all her eight splendorous forms and installed inside the temples are idols of 'Adi Lakshmi', 'Aishwarya Lakshmi', 'Santana Lakshmi', 'Dhana Laxmi', 'Dhanya Lakshmi', 'Gaja Lakshmi', 'Vijaya Lakshmi' and 'Vara Lakshmi'. Depicting these eight postures, the idols are adorned with gold and 'Kasula Peru' (necklace) and other necklaces.
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