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  • Address: Near Beach Seashore, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India 600090, India

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Ashtalakshmi Temple Tours

One of the most noticeable landmarks on Elliot’s Beach in the Chennai suburb of Besant Nagar, Ashtalakshmi Temple is a colorful temple devoted to Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. The multi-tier structure, covered completely in vibrant carvings and decorative elements, depicts the goddess in each of her eight primary forms -- as giver of wealth, offspring, success, bravery, food, prosperity, courage and knowledge.

Since all eight idols of Lakshmi are located on the building’s exterior, even non-Hindus can climb along the four levels to get a closer look. Keep in mind that the steps are rather steep and narrow.

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If you’ve made your way from central Chennai to see Ashtalakshmi Temple, leave a bit of extra time to enjoy Elliot’s Beach as well.

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Private Half Day Chennai Tour including Sunset at Marina Beach with Dinner, Chennai, null
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Private Half Day Chennai Tour including Sunset at Marina Beach with Dinner

Chennai is a cultural delight of India, with interesting temples and other architectures to offer to its visitors. Take a half day private tour of Chennai by ...  Read more

Location: Chennai, India
Duration: 4-5 hours

From USD $57.00

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