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.