Ashtalakshmi Temple, Besant Nagar, Chennai
Located in a picturesque spot on the coast of Bay of Bengal in Chennai, the Ashta Lakshmi temple is famous for the eight forms of Mahalakshmi worshipped here. The eight forms of Lakshmi are Dhana Lakshmi (symbol of prosperity), Vidya Lakshmi (knowledge), Dhaanya Lakshmi (food grains), Dhairya Lakshmi (courage), Vijaya Lakshmi (victory), Santhaana Lakshmi (progeny), Gaja Lakshmi (with elephants on both sides worshipping the goddess, symbol of regality) and Aathi Lakshmi (primordial shakti). A unique feature of this temple is that the sea is considered as the temple tank. There are a flight of steep stairs leading to the different shrines of the temple. The temple also houses shrines of Andal, Anjaneya, Ganapathi, Guruvayurappa (Krishna), and Mahavishnu. Offer worship to the Divine Mother Mahalakshmi in her 8 forms here and receive her divine grace in abundance to fulfil all your material and spiritual aspirations.