Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai

4.7
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Visit the vast complex of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, a marvel of South Indian architecture sprawled over 6 ha (15 ac). Dedicated to Meenakshi, an avatar of Parvati and a warrior goddess, the current 27-temple complex dates back to the 17th century. Approach the temple through the surrounding pedestrian-only streets, admire its towering pillars, and visit the sacred “golden lotus” pond. Although the main shrine is only open to Hindus, you can explore the rest of the temple premises. Remember to dress modestly as the staff enforce strict wardrobe rules. Add Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and other attractions to your Madurai trip itinerary using our Madurai road trip planning website.
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  • The icon of Sleepless city - Madurai is Meenatchi Ammam temple, the street its brought you to the ancient days , a very high intensed street where you can't differciate the time. The temple itself...  more »
  • If Taramangalam badrakali temple renamed kaliamman temple near mecheri the temple's octagonal tank Kali teertham gets water Madurai meenakshi Amman temple Teppakulam gets water naturally. Introduce.....  more »
  • One of the most beautifully maintained temples in India...huge queue.. even with paid ones to get in!!! I wish there were boards explaining the history in English  more »
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  • Place worth a visit... However, queues are long, giving ample chance to commission agents to make quick money... Go when you have sufficient time and energy to stand in queue and absorb the vibe of the place...worthwhile to go for guide service though... Would have wanted to see more counters for letting people in and formalized wheel chair, guide etc. Facilities... So that one is not duped, spoiling the experience... Ancient art is awe-inspiring
  • Madurai meenakshi temple is a must place to visit and pray. Full of positive Vibes. The interior of the temple cannot be photographed so I could not share any photos. This is a very historical temple and you feel very comfort visiting this temple. There are a lot of historic story about this temple.Made my day. The best feeling ever. There are a lot of shops rooms flats market fancy stores near.
  • Fortunate to be in the temple. Experience the mental peace rather than explaining. The temple executive office has made elaborate arrangements for public convenience, like mobile and personal bag safety room,and free stand for footwear. Photography is banned hence will post outside pictures. Renovation of the outer road is going on therefore it looks different.
  • Very big temple. Must visit for every Indian to have a complete feel of Indian tradition. Special Darshan allow you to complete quick time. Thousand pillar one should not miss. Take time and observe all stone carving work all around temple. Music sound on stone at Thousand pillar statue is main attraction. Do not miss. Ask and feel it.
  • A very beautiful place... Everyone knows that... Eventhough u might have heard a lot from other people, U should visit the temple to feel the beauty of it.. Really awesome place... Beware of brokers in the name of guide.. They will loot a lot if u give in.. Hire a good guide if u go there for first time.. Finally it is a must go place for everyone..

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