Madhura Meenakshi Temple

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Madhura Meenakshi Temple
Temple Address
Madurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001
Temple overview

Madhura Meenakshi Temple which is also known as Meenakshi-Sundareshwara Temple is one of the oldest temples in India. Madhura Meenakshi Temple is Located in the city of Madurai, it has a great mythological and historical background. It is believed that Lord Mahadev came in the avatar of Sundareswarar that is the most Handsome man and then married Meenakshi that is goddess Parvathi. Renowned for its impressive architecture, Meenakshi Amman Temple was nominated as one of the wonders of the world, but couldn’t make it into the list of ‘Seven Wonders of the World’. Because of its beautiful architecture, the Meenakshi Temple attracts millions of devotees every day. Though thousands of people visit it every day the Meenakshi Amman Temple is well maintained and is named as Best Swach Iconic place. The ‘Tirukalyanam Festival’ is very famous and it takes place for almost 10 days. The Temple history tells about how the lord Meenakshi was born and how the Shiva Parvathi Kalyan took place. There are four main gopurams and totally there are fourteen gopurams in the Meenakshi Temple named Kadaka Gopuram(main gopuram), Sundareswarar Shrine Gopuram(oldest gopuram), Chitra Gopuram, Nadukkattu Gopuram(also called as Idaikattu Gopuram). The architectural style of the Meenakshi temple is the Dravidian style of architecture. According to researchers, while rebuilding the temple, the rulers of the Nayaka dynasty followed the architectural style of ‘Silpa Shastras.’ ‘Silpa Shastras’ is a set of architectural laws found in the ancient texts. The temple also celebrates ‘Navarathri festival.’ During ‘Navarathri’ the temple displays colorful dolls which are collectively called ‘Gollu.’ ‘Gollu’ often

Temple Timings
Monday
5:00 am - 12:30 pm, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 12:30 pm, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 12:30 pm, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 12:30 pm, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 12:30 pm, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 12:30 pm, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday
5:00 am - 12:30 pm, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm