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Visit the vast complex of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, a marvel of South Indian architecture sprawled over 6 ha (15 ac). Dedicated to Meenakshi, an avatar of Parvati and a warrior goddess, the current 27-temple complex dates back to the 17th century. Approach the temple through the surrounding pedestrian-only streets, admire its towering pillars, and visit the sacred “golden lotus” pond. Although the main shrine is only open to Hindus, you can explore the rest of the temple premises. Remember to dress modestly as the staff enforce strict wardrobe rules. Add Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and other attractions to your Madurai trip itinerary using our Madurai road trip planning website.
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple Reviews
The icon of Sleepless city - Madurai is Meenatchi Ammam temple, the street its brought you to the ancient days , a very high intensed street where you can't differciate the time. The temple itself... more »
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Place worth a visit... However, queues are long, giving ample chance to commission agents to make quick money... Go when you have sufficient time and energy to stand in queue and absorb the vibe of the place...worthwhile to go for guide service though... Would have wanted to see more counters for letting people in and formalized wheel chair, guide etc. Facilities... So that one is not duped, spoiling the experience... Ancient art is awe-inspiring
Madurai meenakshi temple is a must place to visit and pray. Full of positive Vibes. The interior of the temple cannot be photographed so I could not share any photos. This is a very historical temple and you feel very comfort visiting this temple. There are a lot of historic story about this temple.Made my day. The best feeling ever. There are a lot of shops rooms flats market fancy stores near.
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