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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. Use our Madurai itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Sri Meenakshi Temple and other attractions in Madurai.
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  • a huge temple, that of things to see. got it I enjoyed because there was little world? everything blends, the fervor, the offerings, devotion...
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  • My daughter and I spent 2 hours in this lovely temple. We went for the evening pooja and ended up doing some shopping and admiring the inner rooms of the temple. As non-Hindu's we were not allowed int...  more »
  • stunning temple that seems to go on forever. unfortunately it felt like our guide was going through the motions but the temple itself is a must see. 
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  • Located at the heart of the city.. Peaceful.. Huge place for people to enjoy talking.. Breeze is another highlight.. Sculptures are amazing.. Worth going there..
  • Absolute beauty. Of all India's monuments and temples, there is a tough call between Taj Mahal and Meenakshi temple. One word- "Grandeur". Was mind blowing. The statues, sculptures, fine artwork, nothing like this in the entire world. Put it on your 20 things to see before you die bucket list!
  • I got awestruck by devi darshan. It was an amazing and tiresome darshan. Good temple to visit to have darshan as well as to see the huge temple infrastructure
  • Very powerful goddess Meenakshi. All prayers get fulfilled. Divine eternal beauty of Mother. Majestic , stunning Dravidian architecture. Must visit.
  • So peaceful. Jaw dropping architecture. Never miss to sit down near the Golden lotus pond situated at the centre of the temple and enjoy the breeze and silence. You will get to know more about yourself here. Must visit. Spend a day --> Temple + the shops around the four sides of it.