Sunday, June 21, 2009

Pictures of the Golden temple, Vellore, Tamil Nadu - that's right - not Amritsar, Punjab.

Pictures of the Golden temple, Vellore,
Tamil Nadu - that's right - not Amritsar, Punjab.


























The golden temple of Sripuram (Tamil: ஸ்ரீபுரம்) is a spiritual park situated at the foot of a small range of green hills in a place known as "Malaikodi" in the city of Vellore in Tamil NaduIndia. The temple is at the southern end of the city of Vellore, at Tirumalaikodi. This was inaugurated on August 2007.



The temple with gold covering, has intricate work done by artisans specializing in temple art using gold. Every single detail was manually created, including converting the gold chunks into gold foils and then mounting the foils on copper. Gold foil from 9 layers to 10 layers has been mounted on the etched copper plates. Every single detail in the temple art has significance from the vedas.




Sripuram design represents a star-shaped path (Sri chakra), positioned in the middle of the lush green landscape, with a length of over 1.8 km. One has to walk along the star path to reach the temple in the middle, which is laid by messages from Sri Sakthi Amma and from different faiths and spiritual leaders.


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