Meenakshi Temple of Tamilnadu – Wonders of the world

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Meenakshi Temple of Tamilnadu – தமிழ்நாடு மீனாட்சி கோயில்

This temple is Very clean and everything in the temple is special so it considered as the wonders of the world. The Meenakshi Temple of Tamilnadu is not only known for its unique texture but also its interesting history and festive celebration every year in the world. Also, this temple is quite clean.meenakshi amman temple

Meenakshi Temple is located in Madurai city of Tamil Nadu which is one of the oldest and most beautiful temples in India. The temple included in the wonders of the world due to its texture. It has also kept in the list of most clean temples. The temple’s sanctum considered as old as 3,500 years old. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. So if you are planning a religious journey then this temple will be a good experience for you.

Meenakshi Temple history – மீனாட்சி கோயில் வரலாறுmadurai meenakshi temple

It is said about the temple that Lord Shiva was here on earth to marry Goddess Parvati (Meenakshi) in the form of Sundareshwar. The temple is located at the same place.

Temple Texture (Architecture)meenakshi temple elevation

The height of this temple is 160 Feets & spread over 14 acres. In order to enhance the beauty of the temple and to protect it surrounded by high-rise walls. There are two other temples in the premises other than Sundareshwar and Meenakshi like Saraswati Devi temples, Rukmani, Lord Ganesha, Murugan, Lakshmi.gold lotus pond

There is a pond in the temple ‘Porthamrai Kulam’ which means gold lotus pond. 165 feet long gold and 120 feet wide lotus is exactly the middle of the pond. Devotees believe that Lord Shiva’s residence is in this lake. Inside the temple, the mythology of Lord Shiva written on the pillars and on the eight pillars, the Goddess Lakshmi Ji statue remains. There 4 main entrances (Gopurams) which connected to the temple. There are 14 gopurams in this temple in the multi-story district. Apart from this, there is a very big and beautiful place in which there 1000 pillars engaged. The lions and elephants that have remained. The roof of the temple is very colorful.

Meenakshi Temple Mandapas – மீனாட்சி கோயில் மண்டபம்madurai meenakshi temple timings

In the complex of Meenakshi temple has many mandaps, also called as Pillard halls which built by kings & wealthy patrons over the centuries. Here, we can find the 100 mandapas. This Meenakshi mandapa houses famed Statue of Nataraja with his right leg up in mudra dance, instead of left leg found in Nataraja bronzes.

Special celebrationhistory of meenakshi temple

The Tirukalyanam festival, celebrated in April every year, is the most special celebration, which celebrated for 10 days in which millions of devotees Joins the celebrations. Even during Navratri and Shivratri, there is great fanfare.

Madurai Meenakshi Temple Timings – மதுரை மீனாட்சி கோவில் நேரம்

The temple is open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. But from 12 noon to 4 o’clock the temple closed. The temple opened all day of the week. Near to the Meenakshi Amman Temple, you can also find Golden Temple Vellore which is also more famous in India.

How to reach

It takes about 90 minutes from Chennai Airport to reach Madurai. By reaching Madurai airport, the Meenakshi Temple can also reach by booking taxis and cabs.

Madurai Meenakshi Temple Website: http://maduraimeenakshitemple.com
Meenakshi Temple Contact Number: 022 – 6517 6600 / 6516 5500 / 40048061
Madurai Temple Mobile Number: 08452040404/09987404440/09987123949/ 08828204440
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