Meenakshi Temple, Madurai

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Meenakshi Temple, Madurai

Arulmigu Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Temple is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu.the main duity in the temple are meenakshi (parvati) and Sundareshwar (shiva) .
temple is one of the Paadal Petra Sthalam.

It is said that Kulashekarar Pandyan, a king who ruled over the Pandyan dynasty, built the temple as per the instructions given in his dream by Lord Shiva.many book in 1st -4th century also discussed about this temple and was rebuilt throughout the 16th century as it was destroyed by the Muslim invaders.

Renowned for its astonishing architecture, Meenakshi Temple was nominated as one of the wonders of the world, however the temple is one of the main attraction of India .During the ‘Tirukalyanam Festival,’ which takes place over a period of 10 days, the temple attracts more than a million devotees.

 

Best time to visit :

Chithirai Thiruvizha, Navaratri (April-may) , Cradle festival, Aavanimoolam, Meenakshi Tirukkalyaanam, Alagar’s river plunge.

 

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