The Goddess Sri Lakshmi Chandrala Paramesvari, popularly known as Sri Chandralamba, symbolizes the Union of three cosmic forces or gunas namely, Satvika, Rajasa and Tamasa or the three functions of the supreme being namely Creation, Sustenance and Destruction (Srishti, Sthiti, Laya) personified into Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara and their female aspects into Sarasvati, Lakshmi and Durga. The Skanda Purana gives a graphic description of the Goddess Chandralamba in its Chandralamba Mahatmya. A brief account of Devi Worship is given below.
In the Saguna form of worship which is prescribed by ancient texts for common people, the God is worshipped as Vishnu or Siva with several attributes. The female principle of the God namely, Sakti or Devi conceived to be the personification of universal energy in abstract is worshipped under different names. She resides in microcosm as well as macrocosm. According to Markandeya Purana, the unmanifest (Gupta rupi) Devi takes the form of Lakshmi, Sarasvati representing the Rajasa, Satvika and Tamasa attributes or Guna of Prakriti (Matter), while the Supreme being Vishnu (Shiva) is the Purusha.
The idol of Goddess Chandrala known as Sri Lakshmi Chandala Parameswari at Sannati (in Gulbarga District) is essentially Lakshmi holding Sankha and Chakra.
The uniqueness of the temple at Bangalore is that its Garbagriha and Antarala are built in early Chalukyan style (of 7th Century AD). The beautiful temple of Sri Lakshmi Chandralamba at Bangalore was planned and executed by the well known and internationally acclaimed Archaeologist, Dr. S.R. Rao after his retirement from the Archaeological Survey of India and his wife Smt. Kamalabai who had vision of the Devi. Dr. S.R. Rao is the President of the Chandralamba Seva Samithi and who has to his credit:
Discovery and excavation of Lothal, a Harappan Port Town
Repair of nearly 100 temple and places of worship including the famous Aihole, Pattadakal and Badami
Discovery of the submerged city of Dwarka
Decipherment of the Indus script.