Sashasra Deepam or one thousand eight lamps is one of the sacred, special installations at Sripuram, Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple.
Sahasra Deepam is designed as a towering structure made of bronze, to a height of 18 feet, structured into layers of 9 levels. The towering deepam is placed on a Tortoise pedestal resembling the churning of the ocean.
The deepa mandapam is located on the eastern side of the star path – the entrance to the temple, enclosed in a vast structure encompassing mega wall murals (statues) of three Sakthis – Sri Saraswathi, Sri Mahalakshmi & Sri Durga, on each wall, respectively.
Every day Sri Sukta homam is performed both in the morning and evening in the deepa madapam, wherein devotees can participate in the homams. Gho Pooja is performed every day in the deepa mandapam, enabling devotees to participate in the sacred Gho Pooja.Lighting Ghee Lamps is very auspicious and sacred to Ashtalakshmi, as it dispels darkness in our lives and leads to the creation of wealth & Joy.