Ashtalakshmi Temple is located in Besant Nagar, a few meters away from the Besant beach on the coast of the gorgeous Bay of Bengal. Ashtalakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Knowledge resides here and blesses everyone who visits the temple to offer their prayers with a clean soul.
The continuous sound of the ocean waves echo in the temple complex and instantly inculcate an aura of peace. The grandiosity of the place can be estimated from the fact that nearly 7 million rupees were spent on the renovation of the temple and over 1.6 million rupees on conducting a religiously important Hindu ceremony named, Jeernotharana Ashtabandana Mahakumbhabhishekam.
After the temple was built, the temple authorities performed the Jeernotharana Ashtabandana Mahakumbhabhishekam. A total of 32 Kalasams were newly laid in the temple. They included a gold-plated Kalasam 5.5 feet high on top of the sanctum sanctorum.
Idols of goddesses Adilakshmi, Aishwaryalakshmi, Santanalakshmi, Dhanalakshmi, Dhanyalakshmi, Gajalakshmi, Vijayalakshmi and Varalakshmi have been installed inside the temple – all decorated with gold and other traditional necklaces. The temple gopuram has been carved intricately.