Tourists can also enter the temple complex via other busy Indian metropolises in the Southern part of the country like Pondicherry and Bangalore from where it is 125 and 160 km apart respectively. The temple and its facilities house the shrine of Hindu Goddess of Wealth Lakshmi and her consort Narayan in separate sanctums. As the name suggests, the striking feature of this temple is its golden dome made from pure gold which makes it visible even from a far away distance reflecting the beams of the sun to dazzling blindness. The temple itself is gilded or plated around the original construction walls with 1500 kg of gold all round its perimeter which makes it double the amount of gold used in the Golden temple Amritsar which is a place of worship for the believers of the Sikh religion. This is one of the main tourist attractions in Tamil Nadu.