Kothapet Ashtalakshmi Temple in Hyderabad - History, Attractions and Photos


About Ashtalakshmi Temple:


Sri Ashtalakshmi Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Ashtalakshmi in Vasavi Colony, Hyderabad. The temple is close to Dilsukhnagar, Kothapet and L.B. Nagar areas in Hyderabad, the Capital city of Telangana.

Goddess Ashtalakshmi, also spelled as Ashta Lakshmi is a group of eight Lakshmis. Ashta represents "Eight" and Lakshmi represents "Goddess of wealth".

Goddess Lakshmi is the source of various types of wealth such as health, power, fame, knowledge, victory, children, strength, prosperity and many more.

Ashta Lakshmi - Eight forms of Mother Lakshmi present in this temple are:
  1. Sri Aadi Lakshmi
  2. Sri Aishwarya Lakshmi
  3. Sri Santana Lakshmi
  4. Sri Dhana Lakshmi
  5. Sri Dhanya Lakshmi
  6. Sri Gaja Lakshmi
  7. Sri Vijaya Lakshmi
  8. Sri Vara Lakshmi
It is one of the pleasant and peaceful temple worth visiting for all travelers in Hyderabad. There is no entrance fee charged at this famous temple.

Temple Information:


Primary Deity: Goddess Lakshmi (Ashta Lakshmi)
Location: Vasavi Colony, Kothapet (close to Dilsukhnagar)
Date built: 22nd of April, 1996
Architecture: South Indian Style
State: Telangana
Country: India.

It is an enchanting experience for the devotees to see the Ashtalakshmi temple illuminated at night and feels like the temple is made of marble stone from a distance.

Temple History and Attractions:


The temple was consecrated to the public in April 1996 with the guidance of Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamiji of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam.


It took around 5 years to construct this magnificent temple with a total expenditure of 20 million rupees approximately. Many sections of people came forward to donate for this temple.

Famous Sthapatis (temple architects and builders), Sattanatha Muthiah Ganapathi and M. Mathiyalagan created the structure and design of Ashtalakshmi Temple in Hyderabad based on Sri Ashtalakshmi Temple present in Chennai with few modifications.

Subbaiah Sthapati has created the idols of Lord Srimannarayana, Lord Ganesha, Ashtalakshmi idols, Lord Garuda, the carrier of Lord Vishnu.

There are new proposals of constructing Archaka Nilayam, multi storied parking lot to accomadate vehicles, Golden Dhoti to Lord Srimannarayana and Kalyana Mandapam in the temple premises.

Ashtalakshmi Temple Timings:


Timings Morning Evening
Daily 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Events and Festivals:


Ashtalakshmi Temple in Vasavi Colony receives many visitors every day but receives the highest number of devotees during the annual Brahmotsavam period and during the festival seasons like Durga Puja or Navaratri (September-October), Varalakshmi Vratam (July-August) and on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.

Accommodation:





Good accommodation facility is available at nearby hotels in Secunderabad and Hyderabad.

How to reach Ashtalakshmi Temple:


Ashtalakshmi Templeis present in Vasavi Colony and is very close to Kothapet on NH9.

By Road:

The temple is well connected via road network. City buses, private taxies and auto rickshaws ply regularly in this route.

By Rail:

At a distance of around 9 km, Hyderabad Deccan railway station (HYB) is the nearest railway station to reach Ashtalakshmi temple. Also, Secunderabad Railway Station (SC) is at a distance of roughly 9 km from the temple.

By Air:

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport present in Shamshabad is the nearest airport to reach the temple at a adistance of roughly 28 kms.

Distance to Ashtalakshmi Temple:


Place Distance
L B Nagar 2.2 km
Dilsukhnagar 2.4 km
Uppal 3.9 km
Vanasthalipuram 5 km
Imliban Bus Stand 7 km
Secunderabad Station 9 km
Jubilee Bus Stand 10.6 km
Kukatpally 21.3 km
Panjagutta 12.3 km

Reference Website:


www.ashtalakshmidevalayamvasavi.com

Ashtalakshmi Temple Address:


Shri Ashtalakshmi Temple,
Plot No. 52-55,
Vasavi Colony,
Dilsukhnagar,
Hyderabad,
Telangana-500035.
Phone: 24030888, 64549888

Landmark: near Corporation Bank.

Nearby Temples in Hyderabad:

  1. Karmanghat Hanuman Temple
  2. Sanghi Temple
  3. Chilkur Balaji Temple
  4. Jagannath Temple
  5. Tadbund Hanuman Temple
  6. Birla Mandir
  7. Keesaragutta Temple
  8. Skandagiri Subrahmanya Temple
  9. Peddamma Temple
  10. Jagadgiri Gutta Temple

Ashtalakshmi Temple Route Map:



Author Note:


There are very few temples in India where Ashtalakshmi (Goddess Lakshmi) is seen in her eight splendorous forms. So, don't miss any chance to visit this famous Ashtalakshmi Temple when you are in Hyderabad.

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