Meenakshi Amman Temple

Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001, India
  • Timings: 05:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-4522344360
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

Meenakshi Amman Temple - Review

Temple dedicate to an avatar of Goddess Parvati, the Meenakshi Temple comes with an interesting story. The princess Tadaatagai (avatar of Parvati) was born with three breasts and a voice from the heavens announced that the third breast would go away when she met her future husband.

The princess was trained like any other royal blood and she soon captured most of the lands and the heavens with her knowledge. Soon she set out to capture Kailasa and after winning over Shiva’s army, she met Shiva to finally realize that he was her future husband.

Till this day a procession is made everynight where Sundareswarar’s idol (Shiva’s avatar) is brought from his temple to spend the night at the Meenakshi Temple. The Shiva idol is taken back to his abode in the morning.Locals can join the procession.

Highlights include:

  • Architecture and vibrant colors of the temple.

Meenakshi Amman Temple Information

  • Do remove footwear before entering the temple.
  • Do visit the nearby 1000 Pillars Mandapam.

How To reach Meenakshi Amman Temple by Public Transport

  • Bus: At N Masi Bus Stop
  • Hire an Auto-rickshaw.
  • Hire a Taxi.

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  • Meenakshi Amman Temple Address: Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001, India
  • Meenakshi Amman Temple Contact Number: +91-4522344360
  • Meenakshi Amman Temple Timing: 05:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Meenakshi Amman Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Meenakshi Amman Temple(preferred time): 05:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Time required to visit Meenakshi Amman Temple: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Meenakshi Amman Temple

  • 95% of people who visit Madurai include Meenakshi Amman Temple in their plan

  • 58.63% of people start their Meenakshi Amman Temple visit around 05 AM - 06 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Meenakshi Amman Temple

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

66.82% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Meenakshi Amman Temple

People normally club together Thirumalain Nayakar Mahal and Samanar Caves while planning their visit to Meenakshi Amman Temple.

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  • One of the largest and oldest temples located at Madurai in the state of Tamil Nadu. It's in heart of city surrounded by roads in all four sides. There are four main entrance for the temple. If you are first time visitor to the temple then it's better to take help of a guide. There are lots of sculpture across the pillars of the temple. Even the musically pillars the work of which is extraordinary. This temple has it's place in Tamil literature as well. Every day thousand and thousand of people are visited the temple. It has various painting which is still a mystery. There are many other interesting facts that are unnatural.

  • The name of this spectacular temple is synonymous with the name of the town of Madurai. Madurai's Meenakshi temple is considered the largest temple in India as per the size and the area. Established in the sixteenth century, it is also one of the oldest temples in India. It is the most famous temple of Tamil Nadu. There are nearly 14 gopurams, or gateways, that are magnificently carved out and beautiful paintings adorn the walls with thousands of stone figures. Out of the 14 towers, only four are considered the major ones.

  • Meenakshi Amman Temple is an impressive Hindu temple that dates back to the sixth century, though most of the present structure was built a thousand years later. Located on the Vaigai River , it is perhaps the most important temple in Madurai, itself a 2,500-year-old city. Intricate carvings about inside and out; the temple has a total of 14 towers, each dedicated to a god or person. Some 33,000 sculptures as well as rich paintings can be found in the temple complex.

  • Everyone says its a marvelous temple. Yes it is. How many people really know how they sustained the consistency and charm of the temple for the 300 odd period it was in construction? How did they manage to do this? I dont think anyone knows the real story. If someone knows or researches it, i must be read by many.

  • One of the largest and oldest temples of India. The type of architecture used in this temple is outstanding and has many facts. It has various paintings which are still a mystery. There are many other interesting facts that are unnatural. And the towers on either direction are so similar that you tend to get lost inside the temple.

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  • Dear Sir I want to visit meenakshi temple in Madurai ...what is the time required to get darshan and is there any VIP pass available?..if available can I do booking online please share website... Thanks

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    • You can finish darshan at the Meenakshi Amman Temple in an hour. About VIP pass it will be best that you call on Meenakshi Amman Temple contact number  91-4522344360 and ask. 

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