Meenakshi Amman Temple

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  • Address: Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001, India
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-4522344360
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

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 Travel Tips

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

How to Reach Meenakshi Amman Temple

  • 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: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • 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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  • 95% of people who visit Madurai include Meenakshi Amman Temple in their plan

  • 42.86% of people start their Meenakshi Amman Temple visit around 04 AM - 05 AM

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

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

62.2% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Meenakshi Amman Temple

People normally club together Aayiram Kaal Mandapam and Kazimar Big Mosque And Maqbara while planning their visit to Meenakshi Amman Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Meenakshi Amman Temple Reviews & Ratings

  • One of the greatest temple in South. Recommend getting the special entrance ticket Rs100 to see both Amman and Siva. Allow yourself enough time during peak hours. Recommend visiting the temple early morning before 7:00 when the temple is not as crowded. Parking can be an issue with car at other times.

  • 🙏 Divine at Best. Few things to be noted : Mobile , bags not allowed inside the temple . Counters available near entrance for depositing . Mobile 10Rs & bags 2 Rs. Ladies with small children can carry diaper , one set of baby clothes , water bottle in small bag. Free milk is available inside the temple for Children less than 3 Years. Dress code should be neat, mainly for ladies.

  • One of the Historic and Famous temple and the people who visit Madurai ought to visit this place too. Only the typical thing is that if you drive by car you can book a near by hotel to park your car for safety, otherwise you have search for a place to park you vehicle. This temple has four entry, Mobile phone are not allowed inside this temple. One of the biggest temple in mid of the city. Good and Nice place to visit.

  • Meenakshi Amman Temple which located in Madurai.... Which is also called Temple City, and also called sleep less night city (non sleeper city)... It's one of the big market center in Tamil Nadu in ancient days, the history also says same... And Temple this very big and very powerful.... God own place... Go pray and get all success

  • The govt is trying it's best to destroy the temple and milk public while it lasts. But the temple itself is alive with unbelievable energy and is a standing testament to our past glory. The this pillar corridor, the exquisitely carved sculptures and deities.. the immensity and finally the darshan of the Mother, Her over flooring compassion, Her grandeur... Melting experience!

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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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