Sri Sakthi Amma, who is the founder of Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple, was born on January 3, 1976. He is the son of Smt. Jyothiamma and Shri. Nanda Gopal. It is said that as an infant, a divine ray of light was vividly visible on his forehead. Along with this divine ray of light, the child was also blessed with the symbols of Conch and Wheel on his chest. These symbols were on the right and the left side of his chest respectively. Thus, it was eventually clear from the very beginning that the child was special and divine.
From a very early age, Sri Sakthi Amma was very fascinated by the spiritual life. The great interest he exhibited was very much evident from his keen participation in various Poojas, Bhajans and Havanas. He insisted on visiting these holy places of worship on a daily basis. On many occasions, he would bunk or escape from his school and went to the temple straight. He headed straight to the places where different religious activities or ceremonies were held. There is a short story behind him laying the foundation of Sry Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple in Vellore.
One day, 16-year-old Sri Sakthi Amma was commuting on a bus. He was sitting on the window seat and was gazing into the sky. Out of no where, a ray of energy emerged from his body and projected an image of Goddess Narayani in the sky. The Goddess was all adorned in white. She was holding a Wheel in her right hand and a Conch in her left hand. She also had an additional third and fourth hand. The third hand held a Lotus flower. The fourth one was held up for the blessing. After this revelation, the form disappeared and the same ray of energy with which it was formed, came back to the child. From this event, it was very much clear to people that the child will lead a purely spiritual life.
Soon thereafter, Sri Sakthi Amma proclaimed the form of Goddess Sri Narayani. To make the message evident and clear, Siddhis held demonstrations in the favor of Sri Sakthi Amma. Many miracles came to the limelight and devotees kept on pouring to meet Sri Sakthi Amma. As the congregation expanded, a holy institution by the name of Sri Narayani Peedam was established. Since then, the son of the Goddess has continued to serve the needs of the society via his work.
Since 1992, Sri Sakthi Amma has been engaged in different activities to improve the lives of people. He has established the Golden Temple, schools, hospitals etc. to serve the society. He has proved his superiority with his work. People of Vellore hold him in great esteem and are his devout followers.