Meenakshi Temple, Madurai

Usha Biswal Rout

06, Sep 2014 @ 11:56 PM
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Meenakshi Temple is situated in Madurai, which is one of the oldest city of Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the astonishing example of the Dravidian architecture in India. Meenakshi Temple is one of the best holy destination in south India. This temple complex is devoted to Lord Shiva. The name of this temple is according to the name of his wife goddess Parvati or Meenakshi.

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The temple complex is surrounded by 12 towers(gopurams), among which the southern tower rises to more than 170 feet high. The image of goddess Meenakshi is said to be carved out of a single emerald. This beautiful temple is renovated by various kings over time.

Timings : The temple is open between 5am to 12.30pm and again between 4pm to 21.30pm.

Things to see : There are many attractions to see for visitors in this temple like Old architecture, sculptures, human emotions, pillars of the temple, paintings.

How to reach at Meenakshi Temple : By Air: Madurai is well connected by air with Mumbai and Chennai airports. The temple is 10kms away from the temple.

By Rail: Madurai is directly connected from other Indian cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Rameshwaram, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli and Tirupathi.

By Road: Madurai is well connected by roads from other famous tourist destinations of South India. Nearer Bus Stands are Anna Bus Stand, Palanganatham Bus Stand, Periyar bus stand, Arapalayam Bus Stand.

Best time to visit: November to March is the best time to visit Meenakshi Temple in Madurai.

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