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
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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 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): 04:00 pm - 09:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Meenakshi Amman Temple: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 75.79% 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

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  • Is tonsuring (Thalimudi Irrakuthal) done for kids below one year

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    • There is no information available regarding the age limit for tonsuring at the Meenakshi Amman Temple. You can further inquire by calling on  91452 234 4360. 

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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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