Goddess Laxmi is one of the principal deities of Hindu religion. She is the goddess of destiny, wealth, and prosperity. The goddess is also worshipped by Jains and Buddhists.
On the eve of Diwali, we bring you the most beautiful Goddess Lakshmi Temples situated all over the India.
Sripuram Golden Temple, Vellore
Sripuram Golden Temple is one of the biggest temples in India, this Lakshmi temple is dedicated to the worship of the goddess. It is situated on a hill called Malaikodi, located in Vellore of Tamil Nadu.
Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir), Delhi
Birla Mandir situated in New Delhi is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and Vishnu. One popular fact about this temple is that it was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. Hundreds of devotees visit Birla Mandir during festive occasions including Diwali.
Mahalakshmi Temple, Mumbai
Mahalakshmi Temple is an ancient temple of the goddess Lakshmi. It is situated in Mumbai. and has an interesting story behind it. After the wall of Hornby Vellard collapsed twice, the engineer dreamed of the goddess of wealth. On this very, location a statue of the goddess Lakshmi was found. Hence, the statue was put up and a temple was built.
Lakshmi Devi Temple, Hassan
Goddess Lakshmi temple in Doddagaddavalli relates the period of Hoysalas in Karnataka. It is one of the earliest architectural temples of Hoysala style.
Ashtalakshmi Temple, Chennai
Ashtalakshmi Temple is famous for various shrines of goddess Laksmi which depict all 8 forms of Lakshmi Devi. The temple is located near Elliot’s beach of Chennai.
Kaila Devi Temple, Karauli, Rajasthan
Kaila Devi is regarded as an incarnation of Mahalakshmi or the Wealth Goddess. This temple situated in Karauli District of Rajasthan.
Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple
Goravanahalli Mahalakshmi Temple is an extremely popular Mahalakshmi temple built up in Tumkur District, Karnataka. The worshipped idol of Mahalakshmi is believed to have originated on its own.
-Prepared by Bhavana Rathi of NewGram. Twitter @tweet_bhavana