Location : Vasavi Colony ,Dilsukh Nagar,
Best time to visit : During Varalaxmi pooja and diwali.
All days - 6:00 AM to 12:00 Noon & 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Fridays - 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sundays - 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Fee : No Entry Fee
It is about 12 kms from the Nampally, stands distinctly on the
outskirts of the city of Hyderabad in Vasavi Nagar, Dilshukhnagar.
The temple is popular for the Goddess"Laxmi" constructed
of sand and cement, its consecration by Sri Jayendra Saraswati
Swami, the Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, in April 1996
and is one of its kind in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of
the two Ashta Lakshmi temples in the country, the other being in
Chennai. The well-known architect, Ganapati Sthapathi, conceived the
structure and design of the temple. The idols of Ashtalakshmi,
Sriman Narayana, Sri Ganapathi and Sri Garuda were designed by
Subbaiah Sthapathi. Ashtalakshmi stands for the eight manifestations
of Mahalakshmi: Santaana Lakshmi, Gaja Lakshmi, Dhana Lakshmi,
Dhaanya Lakshmi, Vijaya Lakshmi, Dhairya Lakshmi, Adi Lakshmi and
Vidya Lakshmi. The temple has now become the hub of spiritual and
religious activities. There is a mahagopuram, which is decorated by
about 134 vigrahams (idols). Watching it from a distance, the temple
looks like one made from marble.