Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai
Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai - Address, Phone Number
Address: Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 05:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
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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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