Madurai Meenakshi Temple

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Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple or Meenakshi Amman Temple , is an historic Hindu temple located in the holy city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

It is dedicated to Goddess Parvati (in the form of Meenakshi) and Lord Siva. The temple houses 14 magnificent Gopurams or towers including two golden Gopurams for the main deities, that are elaborately sculptured and painted. The temple is a significant symbol for the Tamil people, and has been mentioned since antiquity in Tamil literature, though the present structure is believed to have been built in 1600. The tallest temple tower is 51.9 metres (170 ft) high.

The most important festival associated with the temple is the Meenakshi Thirukalyanam (The divine marriage of Meenkashi) that is celebrated in April every year. During that one month period, in which most Tamil Nadu temples celebrate their annual festivals, there are a number of events including the Ther Thiruvizhah (Chariot festival) and Theppa Thiruvizhah (Float festival) are celebrated. Ref: Wikipedia


Comment by Vairam on July 20, 2012 at 1:55 AM

Madurai Meenakshi Temple 360 view

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