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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
To really appreciate the strength of this temple, it has to be visited during late afternoon when it starts to be crowded with people... more »
Had been with six friends on a pilgrimage to Meenakshi Amman Temple in the city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu. The temple is huge will beautiful gopurams (towers) in each of the four directions. Each tower... more »
Beautiful and ancient temple... This time we spent a lot of time inside enjoying and learning the stories from the sculptures and paintings... Very very clean temple and the drinking water facility is there every few metres even inside which was very helpful... A must visit.. you need to submit your cell phone before entering the temple... The locker is there in all the entrances...
One of the best and old temples in Tamil Nadu... Structure of the temples was very nice.... And now the times they are in good conditions.. all things are very nice to view... Totally clean and peaceful area.. well maintained... Must visit once time.... I'm loving it..
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