Meenakshi Amman Temple

Currently Closed
  • 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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TripHobo Highlights for Meenakshi Amman Temple

  • 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

  • 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

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Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai Reviews

  • Visited this temple when we went to a friend's wedding in madurai. A beautiful temple. Incredible architecture and art works. No cell phones allowed inside the temple. We had to get a token for our shoes and cellphones before entering. Didn't get to see the golden lotus. I guess they might have removed for maintenance. Not sure.

  • Beautiful temple with great history around. Take help of guide to understand it's architecture and order of visiting temple. Truly mesmerizing. Very clean premises and managed well. Keep away anything like leather item, shoes , cell phones and camera before entering temple. No proper car parking. Evenings are too crowded around temple. I believe rather than gifting gold for temple govt can gift ammenities for tourists that would be greatest service to God and humanity.

  • Excellent temple to visit. I always prefer to visit early morning to avoid rush. During my recent visit, they said mobiles are not allowed and will have to handover to them, and they charge ₹10 for each mobile. I told them that I will keep all family members mobile in the handbag and handover the bag, they denied and charged separately. The government is finding innovative ways to loot money from the people.

  • Very beautiful place.. peaceful, ambient, very positive vibes ... must visit place... the architecture designed inside is marvellous.. it's just mind blowing... taking mobile phones or any gadgets inside is strictly prohibited... full tight security. It's not like other temples where by you can carry but you should not use it...

  • The architecture is legendary!! The cute petty shops that used to throng the exterior periphery have all been removed which is a bad idea. These used to sell some of the best steal deals,trinkets and wooden toys that were so cool to gift. Corporate or land mafia or just human greed, this temple is probably the last iconic landmark left in Madurai

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Meenakshi amman temple
  • 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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