The Chennai Ashtalakshmi temple is situated in Besant Nagar, on the shores of the Bay of Bengal. That stretch of beach is known as the Elliots beach. The temple was constructed on the express wishes of Sri Mahaa Periyavaal of Kanchi Mutt, Sri Chandrasekara Saraswati Swamigal.
The temples architecture is unique, with the deities installed in four levels. The shrine of Mahaalakshmi and Mahaavishnu (the principal deities) is in level two. Here one can see the imposing, bigger than life vigrahams facing the eastern horizon overlooking the sea.
>City(s) = Chennai; State(s) = TN; Country = India.
>Title = Astalakshmi Temple(Besant Nagar), Chennai, TN, India - Video.
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