Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai

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About Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai

Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai - Address, Phone Number

Address: Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001

Phone: +91-4522344360

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 05:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

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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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  • I feel humble to rate this destination. Marvelous and divine. You get to wonder how did people think such a masterpiece in detail and how did they construct. Looks perfect in every aspect. Would like to see still cleaner and visitor friendly ambience.

  • Marvellous temple which shows the rich cultural heritage of South India. The temple is pretty big with four entrances. Of you are lucky you can get blessed by the temple elephant. It's too crowded on Thursdays and during festive seasons. Book your room's for stay prior to visit if you plan to stay here overnight. The temple tank is being well maintained nowadays.

  • It is a marvellous structure created with rocks. It is mesmerizing for any person which will take atleast 5 hours to see the full temple. We feel like how a temple with such beauty was constructed. Full of carved stones which normally take a life time to complete was done in a short span. The brilliance in its work owes to the interest of rulers in old days who used to reward people who did anything for the betterment of arts.

  • Madurai is mandatory for the sheer beauty of the temple, this is an amazing temple. Culturally historically plays a significant role. It is worth spending some time observing the sculptures. Great attention to detail. If you are not Indian then they don't let you in. They will not allow to enter the main areas of temple. Temple door opens by the 4.30am, can go & wait inside, the main temple door opens by 5am, you get to see the aarati.

  • Must visit place in Madurai . Good place to worship the god . Spiritual feeling will come asap you enter the temple. Really big temple. Always include it in your tours. Enjoy

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