Ashtalakshmi Temple, Chennai

Ashtalakshmi Temple

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Ashtalakshmi Temple
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About Ashtalakshmi Temple

    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 9.30 AM - 8.30 PM , Saturday: 9.30 AM - 8.30 PM , Sunday: 9.30 AM - 8.30 PM , Public Holidays: 9.30 AM - 8.30 PM

Ashta Lakshmi Temple is one of the famous temples in Chennai. The Ashta Lakshmi Temple of Chennai, situated towards the southern end of Elliot’s Beach, is one of the two Ashta Lakshmi temples in India, the other being in Hyderabad.

The Ashta Lakshmi Temple of Chennai, built in 1976, is dedicated to eight forms of Sri Lakshmi who are the symbols of power, wealth and health. The eight manifestations of Goddess Lakshmi are Santaana Lakshmi, Gaja Lakshmi, Dhana Lakshmi, Dhaanya Lakshmi, Vijaya Lakshmi, Dhairya Lakshmi, Adi Lakshmi and Vidya Lakshmi.

There are also minor shrines dedicated to Lord Guruvayurappan, Lord Ganapathi and Lord Hanuman within the chief temple complex.

The architecture of the temple exhibits a blend of ancient Dravidian and contemporary style of temple architecture. The temple has five inner rows, which have elaborate stone carvings. The eight shrines dedicated to Ashta Lakshmi can be found scattered within these five tiers along with minor deities.

Navratri, Deepavali and Pongal are the main festivals held at Ashta Lakshmi Temple during which devotees offer special prayers.


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  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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9 traveller reviews for Ashtalakshmi Temple

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Krupa Anandaraman
  • Krupa Anandaraman
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews

"Small temple with lots of steps" new review

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Very small temple but lot of steps to be climbed to visit each Lakshmi. Located near Besant Nagar beach. No food or bathrooms or camera facilities nearby.
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Mr Viswa
  • Mr Viswa
  • Lives in Adyar
  • 5 Reviews

"Nice temple"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The temple is in Besant Nagar beach shore with a divine place to be sure to visit its a quite place havering the holiness and the idol is very charming and nice place.
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  • 17 votes

Aruna Asi
  • Aruna Asi
  • Lives in Gandhinagar
  • 6 Reviews

"Excellent temple with a nice view"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
During the night time the lighting for the temple was really awesome. Need to see the temple atleast once in the life time. The construction was really good in the lotus shape.
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  • 21 votes

Thulaseedharan achary Neelakandan achary
  • Thulaseedharan achary Neelakandan achary
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Punalur
  • 148 photos
  • 124 Reviews

"All arrangements are done for tourist"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Feb 5, 2015
The Ashtalakshmi temple is in the sea shore. Goddess Lakshmi in eight forms are worshipped there. All arrangements are there for tourists. But the cleanliness near the area is not upto the mark. Provision for adequate purchasing is also there.
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Prashant Patil
  • Prashant Patil
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 7 Reviews

"Darshan is easy"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Nov 15, 2014
Really I liked this temple speciality of this temple all eight Laxmi darshan is possible. Very nice temple area is good behind that sea you can enjoy.
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  • 21 votes

Saravana Kumar
  • Saravana Kumar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews

"Precious place to all"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Sep 6, 2014
It is the Golden time to my Parents and me also. It is very precious place and itís located on the seashore, its means our God Mahalakshmi ready to give lot of Wealth to all.
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Vikki Shanmugam
  • Vikki Shanmugam
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 6 Reviews

"The seashore temple!"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted May 14, 2014
This Ashtalakshmi Temple is a nice one to move out with. The special feature is that, in order to worship the deity you need to go to the top with the help of the stairs.
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  • 21 votes

Nishitha K n
  • Nishitha K n
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 523 Reviews

"Maintenance is good"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted Apr 21, 2014
Ashtalakshmi Temple is a temple dedicated to goddesses laksmi .This temple is pretty famous in chennai. We went to this temple with my family. Darshan of god was good. Maintenance is good .
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Raghavendra kulkarni
  • Raghavendra kulkarni
  • 3 Reviews

"Good and clean temple complex"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Jan 10, 2014
Temple is located on beach, which is clean and good
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  • 23 votes

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