Madurai – Meenakshi Amman temple

So the year begins… A decade begins for that matter… Most of us have resolutions, some of us don’t… Well, whatever the case may be, it is quite a beginning to my new year… Well, not exactly as planned, but yea, will get there slowly… For those who are following my blog, would know that I’m still 1 day behind schedule.. I should have spent the New Year’s eve, with Lord Rama in Rameshwaram already… But that was not the case… So here I was in Madurai, after travelling South India for a week, going on the run, mostly, waking up early in the morning to make sure I cover all the destinations on a given day and not fall further behind schedule… I finally took a so-called pit stop in Madurai… I finally got my 8 hours of sound sleep, waking up on a Saturday morning after 8:00 AM was the much needed break I deserved, so that was kind of it…


But this also meant that I may fall further behind schedule… So without wasting any time, I decided to quickly cover Madurai’s Meenakshi Amman temple and then head to Rameshwaram… So with very little time on my hands, I decided to give all that time to the Meenakshi temple…



Meenakshi Temple

Meenakshi Temple



Courtesy: (Wikipedia) Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple or Meenakshi Amman Temple Tamil: is a historic Hindu temple located in the holy city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva – who is known here as Sundareswarar or Beautiful Lord- and his consort, Parvati who is known as Meenakshi.



The temple forms the heart and lifeline of the 2500 year old city of Madurai. The complex 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.


I was looking forward to Rameshwaram more than anything else… Hence Madurai was a short-lived experience…




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