Meenakshi Amman Temple, MaduraiCurrently Closed
- Address: Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001, India
- Timings: 05:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-4522344360
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
About Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai
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.
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Meenakshi Amman Temple
95% of people who visit Madurai include Meenakshi Amman Temple in their plan
04 AM - 05 AM
48.71% of people plan their visit to Meenakshi Amman Temple between 04 AM - 05 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Meenakshi Amman Temple
60.12% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Meenakshi Amman Temple
Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai Reviews
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 thrilled.
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 best and rarest Temple structures ever seen. It is so huge that one can spend a whole day still can not say that he has completely visited all the places within. Each marble carvings can be adored for hours together to think how this much beautiful the same is and who could be it’s creator. The Temple must be visited and understood with the help of a local guide which are readily available.
Even though I am not a fan of temples, after visiting this place for the second time, the only question i had in mind was "How do they do it". A huge and really beautiful temple. Better opt for the 50/- pass for the main Minakshi temple if you cannot bear standing in long snarly queue. Its breathtaking from the moment you enter into the temple. They have setup where you can keep your shoes and handbags and its the place you shouldn't miss.
Nice temple..................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. 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 thrilled.