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Sri Meenakshi Temple, Madurai

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. Use our Madurai itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Sri Meenakshi Temple and other attractions in Madurai.
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  • A place for people to pray . A must seen place if you are traveling Madurai . You have to buy tickets to get inside Meenakshi Temple. No camera or bags are allowed inside. You can carry your phone but...  read more »
  • I like the temple very much. Its design and architecture make me wonder. The history of the temple goes back 2000 years. Various kings renovated the present structure. This temple has the highest numb...  read more »
  • It is a very huge temple located 1 kilometre from Madurai Junction Railway Station & Periyar Bus stand. You will need 2-3 hours to see this place entirely. It is extremely b'ful and there are many gat...  read more »
  • One of d finest art work!! Loved d paintings on d roof throughout along d pathway!!! Wonderful Goddess!!! Decor during fest will mesmerize u!!! N a street full of petty shops on both d sides to purchase fancy accessories!!!
  • Alayem paraamarippe Arputem.....suttemaneh sulel.....dewastanem nirvageterke nandri
  • Place is really nice to give a visit. There are two main temples within it. Meenakshi (form of Devi Parvati) and another one for Lord Shiva. There are four ways of visiting the temple- 1. Free queue: But you will have to wait more. 2. 20 Rupees queue: Little less crowd compared to free one. 3. 50 Rupees queue: Less crowded queue for Meenakshi Amman darshan, but this ticket will not be valid for Shiva darshan. 4. 100 Rupees queue: You get less crowded queues for both darshans. Museum is also there which costs a 5 Rupees ticket, but nice to visit.
  • Tickets are costly(Damn costly for a temple) if you do not want to wait in the queue. Private guards inside the temple are ill-mannered. And the temple is just "okay" not so great as it is hyped. And I do not appreciate and support the different pricing for Indian and foriegn visitors. Anyways you can't miss this temple if you like to visit places OR you are in Madurai already.
  • One of the thevaram paadal petra Shiva sthalam and also one of the pancha sabai...a pandya period Shiva temple with excellent architecture...
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