I was surprised to read the negative reviews of this temple in this site. I visited this temple yesterday on my way back from Pondicherry to Bangalore. Due to the bad road conditions on my way from Bangalore to Pondy during the onwards journey, I decided to take a detour via Vellore on my way back. And on this way I accidentally came across Sripuram temple and decided to visit it.
I was fortunate to have visited this place. This is the largest "Goddess Lakshmi" temple I've ever seen so far and its built beautifully. The temple is located near Vellore.
On arriving, I parked the car in the designated parking outside the main premises and it cost me Rs. 20. There is a special parking that may cost more. Further, we've an option of free darshan in a relatively longer queue OR special darshan starting at Rs. 250 per adult (kids go free). Due to paucity of time, we took the special darshan. It was well worth it. We arrive at the main idol after walking thru a star shaped walkway that runs for more than a km. Around the walkway is lush green well maintained greenary and a display of religious teachings from "Shakti Amma" the mentor of this temple. You can buy water, tea, cookies etc during this walk. You can also carry your own water/juice etc. There are some toilets located conveniently on this walkway. Phones, camera etc strictly not allowed and we need to deposit those in a safe locker at the entrance. At the main entrance their is a large canteen and toilets, bath areas etc.
Overall ambience of this temple is divine and I felt blessed to have visited it. It is claimed that the inner and outer walls of the main temple is coated with gold and some 1500 kgs of gold has been used to make it. The temple has peaceful vibes and the structure is grand. At the exit, we ate at the temple kitchen in a grand "bhandara" (complimentary food -- simple rice, sambhar, vegetable, rasam and desi ghee)....it was ambrosia and arguably the best food I've had in the previous two days.
With the special ticket, we got an opportunity to sit in front of the idol for about 10 mins during an aarti ( it may be noted that we went on a weekday and on no special occasion. On special occasions the rush may be much more and it is said that upto 100000 devotees visit on specific days). You can as well visit for free in a longer queue and in that case you won't get chance to sit in-front of idol.
On your way back you walk through the similar start shaped walkway and there are some shops to buy souvenirs, prasad laddoos or donate etc. No one insists that you buy (as noted by some others in their comments). Temple is maintained immaculately inside the premises. Read about the temple on its official website to have some awareness before visiting.
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