Meenakshi Amman Temple, Meenakshi-Sundareshwara

Meenakshi Amman Temple

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Alias : Meenakshi-Sundareshwara

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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Madurai is a Historic holi city from Tamilnadu, India is know for it's Meenakshi Amman Temple. Meenakshi Temple is a historic Hindu temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consort, Goddess Parvati. Temple is located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River and is also called as temple city. It is believed that the marriage of the goddess Meenakshi to Shiva actually took place in Madurai and is still celebrated every summer with great enthusiasm and gaiety. The complex houses 14 magnificent Gopurams or towers including two golden Gopurams for the main deities, The image of Goddess Meenakshi is said to be carved out of a single emerald. Madurai is also once of the cities in india which never sleeps and hence called Thoonga Nagaram. Historically it is also called as the Athens of the East. It is the Pilgrim and Education center of South India and also a modern Commercial and industrial city of Tamilnadu. It is also famous for its trade mark Chungudi cotton sarees, color dyeing ,motifs ,Handicrafts, Brassware. Madurai is located at approx 462km from Chennai, 265km from Kochi, Kerala, 236km from Coimbatore, 434 km from Bengaluru, Karnataka.


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