Sri Meenakshi Temple, Madurai

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Visit the vast complex of Sri Meenakshi 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 Sri Meenakshi Temple and other attractions to your Madurai trip itinerary using our Madurai road trip planning website .
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  • This temple is located at the centre of the city and all the streets and the roads were named against its location from the northside onwards and the places will start as north..... Same goes to all t...  more »
  • What a great piece of South Indian architecture. Great work. Small detailing had been taken care. Four gates tower had beautiful carving and sculpture. Large queue as it is in every south indian templ...  more »
  • The scale of the temple has to be seen to be believed. We walked the whole perimeter them went up to a shop roof nearby for aerial views and even so my ultra wide angle lens could not capture the enti...  more »
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  • Beautiful place will be amazed by the beautiful architecture, no words to say need to experience it. There are four entries to the temple. If you are new to the place and have not researched well you may hire a guide from the entrance. You can spend more than 3 hours just staring at the beautiful architecture. There are stories about each idols and statues. The pillars are epitome of best architects without technology. The music pillars are just amazing. A visit to this temple will leave you enthralled.
  • Beautiful temple of Goddess Meenakshi Amman located in Madurai. A splendid work of architecture and breathtaking view. The temple is very old and has historical and mythological importance. If you are going for the first time, do hire a guide who will explain each and every place of the temple in detail and will also guide you through the rituals. Many places exist which we are not aware and miss them. Inside the temple there is a temple of Goddess Parvathi also.
  • One of the best place to visit. You feel like a fresh, calm and happy. You must visit this place. Best architecture of the temple. It is a ancient temple. At outside of temple you will get all the facilities like food, rooms, stores of toys, clothes etc.
  • A perfect Marvel of Architecture and which is extremely to the minute of the details. The temple is 400 years old renovated and properly maintained. One of the largest in South India. It takes almost a day to visit the temple completely and observe its sanctity to the best. The paintings and statues are a must to check out for their intricate work and crafting. The main deity Idol is like real to life. The temple performs all the rituals everyday. A wonderful experience inside the temple complex.
  • One of the most revered and most famous temples of India Has four giant entrances and beautiful architecture and sculptures inside. Very pleasant to visit in the mornings. Best time to visit would be during any festival when the true fervor of devotion can be felt.
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