Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai

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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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  • As soon as we entered the temple at about 10 a.m, we had to deposit our phone, shoes etc. None of these are allowed inside. When we went around to look for the queue for the darshan of Meenaksheema... 
    As soon as we entered the temple at about 10 a.m, we had to deposit our phone, shoes etc. None of these are allowed inside. When we went around to look for the queue for the darshan of Meenaksheema...  more »
  • Finally, i get to see Meenakshi amma and her amazing temple, highly recommended to visit once in your life time, whether you are a devotee or not, or practicing any faith, the amazing works... 
    Finally, i get to see Meenakshi amma and her amazing temple, highly recommended to visit once in your life time, whether you are a devotee or not, or practicing any faith, the amazing works...  more »
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  • The vibe and the beauty of Meenakshi Amman temple is top notch. The best part is they wouldn’t allow phones inside. So all the place is for yourself so that you can really be there in the moment when we are praying. I highly recommend taking a walk around the temple covering all the towers. Try not to look for parking near the gates. Instead park somewhere else and you can always take an auto to north tower for 100/-. Must visit place.
  • Nice place for family trip. As on Nov2021 there is no car parking facility in temple area. So better to book rooms near by temple and get auto or taxi to reach. Best to visit in weekdays to avoid huge queue. They not allow mobile and other electronic devices. Your have to book a locker in front gate before entering

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