If you are travelling by car between Bangalore to Chennai, you should plan a visit to Sri Laxmi Narayani Golden Temple, Sripuram. The temple forehead is made of golden foils. A total 1500 KG of gold has been used to build the temple forehead.
Pooja Timings of Sripuram temple –
The holy temple opens day at 4.00 AM and complete at 8.00 PM.
Abishekam – start 4.00 AM to 8.00 AM
General Dharshan – start 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM
Aarthi Seva – start 6.00 PM to 7.00 PM
How to reach temple?
If you are coming from Chennai, cross Vellore and look around for Sripuram. You have to take left and travel for 6 KMs to reach the temple. If coming from Bangalore, take right at Sri Puram before reaching Vellore and travel for 7 KMs to reach the temple.
In google maps or GPS search for Golden Temple, Thirumalaikodi, Vellore
1. Leave your chappels, Laptops, Cell phones, Cameras inside the car only as you can not take any of these inside the campus and you have to stand in a queue to hand over these items and collect later.
2. Depending upon which time of the day or any any special events are happening on that day, you might need anywhere from 2 to 4 hours to complete the queue and see the temple. Make sure your itinerary considers this delay.
3. You can buy premium special darshan at a rate of Rs. 250/- per person. Special darshans can be completed in less than one hour.