The temple is located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal,
Besant Nagar Beach, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. this is
the only temple dedicated to Sri Mahalaksahmi, the Consort of Sriman
Narayanan (Sri Mahavishnu), on the east coast in Tamil Nadu.
The Vedas and Puranas say that Goddess Lakshmi has
emerged out of the oceans when the Devas and Asuras churned the Milky
Ocean. Mahavishnu married Her and They both fulfill the desires of the
devotees. Goddess Lakshmi is the deity who grants the Eightfold
Achievements (Ashtama Siddhis) and Eightfold Wealth( Ashta Iswaryam). As
both Mahavishnu and Mahalakshmi(with Her eight forms) reside in this
temple it is known as the Ashtalakshmi Temple. It is befitting to have a
temple constructed and consecrated on the shores facing the sea for
Goddess Lakshmi whose birthplace is the sea.
Ashtalakshmi Temple Chennai Ashtalakshmi Temple.