Mahalakshmi resides in the sanctum of the Sripuram Golden Temple. She holds two lotuses in each hand, the third in the blessing position and the fourth in the giving position. Mahalakshmi gives all that is needed for life: a home, a family, rain for having good crops, food, strength and courage, wisdom, victory in all that the devotee undertakes, and the ultimate gift, peace of mind.
Certain metals conduct energy better than others. Gold has the maximum capacity for transferring positive vibrations. At the Mahalakshmi Golden Temple, the gold amplifies and radiates the energy generated by the chanting and poojas. Gold has many mystical meanings. In the Vedic chant known as the Sri Suktam, Goddess Lakshmi is described as the ‘one who is shimmering in gold.’