Sri Narayani Temple, Golden Temple, Vellore
“Peedam” is a Malayali word for seat or stool. We all know that Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple was found by Sri Sakthi Amma. Its construction was completed in August 2007. When talking about the place of residence of Sri Sakthi Amma, it must be a common knowledge for Vellorians that he resides at the Sri Narayani Peedam. This Peedam is an institution built on the edge of a mountain called Kailasha Giri.
It is located in Malaikodi or Thirumalaikodi which is a small and rural village near Vellore. The area has a lush green ambiance with a scenic beauty which can capture the hearts of millions.
Malaikodi is at least 150 km from Chennai. It is equidistant from Thiruvanamalai and Thirupati. Both these places are rich pilgrimage grounds and lakhs of devotees from around the world come here to take the blessings of the Divine power. It is believed that several saints and hermits perform severe penance in Malaikodi.
This practice was very much relevant centuries ago. This penance was performed mainly to impress the Universal Mother. Sages and saints prayed to the Universal Mother to descend on the Earth and protect it from all the afflictions of the Kalyug (also called the “Dark Age”). It is said that finally, the genuine prayers of these selfless saints was heard by the Mother. She incarnated herself in a human form and descended on Earth to protect its people from all the averse afflictions. With the passing time, this practise eroded and today, only a few sages believe in the practise of intense penance to get rid of bodily and soul impurities.
Sri Sakthi Amma also delivers divine discourses from his seat ie. the Sri Narayani Peedam. His divine words are believed to bring people into spiritual realms and guide mankind to the path of righteousness. Usually, he delivers speeches on topics like Faith, Prayer, Life, Destiny, Fate etc. At Sri Narayani Peedam, every day is believed to be a special day.
Sri Sakthi Amma performs Poojas everyday. He organizes and conducts events for the benefit of the mankind. Anna Dhanam or food donation is also done on a daily basis. Sri Sakthi Amma has poured in tremendous love and affection for humanity and especially for children. He has done many miracles and has cured many illnesses of people who came to get his blessings. People from around the world come to the Peedam to find a solution for all their problems. One can feel the divine presence and blessings of Sri Sakthi Amma in every nook and corner of Sri Narayani Peedam.