Meenakshi Temple – Traveling to Ancient Kingdoms of Madurai
Madurai or so-called “city of nectar” is the oldest and second largest city in Tamil Nadu. Formerly Madurai is part of the trade lane for Rome and Greece. Madurai is one of the cities with a large collection of spectacular ancient civilizations buildings in the province of Tamil Nadu, southern India.
Visiting Madurai is like travel to the era of ancient kingdoms. Madurai is an area where you can see many magnificent temples and palaces, one of the most charming old building that can be found in Madurai is the Meenakshi temple.
In terms of religiousness madurai is so famous as home of shrines. beside many temple that are listed into the Hindhuism culture buildings of Tamil Nadu in Madurai, Meenakshi is the most ancient one. The temple founded in the oldest dynasty of King Kulasekara Pandya in the 12th century.
Meenakshi Temple is the most famous and important area of Madurai, and it is dedicated to Meenakshi: the wife of Lord Shiva. According to mythology, this is the place where Lord Shiva and Goddess Meenakshi were married.
Meenakshi temple building structure and the tower is so amazing, reliefs of Hindu figures presented beautifully through gods sculptures, animals and even evil monsters carved stretches as high as the tower. Not just one tower, but there are 12 towers with colorful relief.
Holy Rooms fullfilled by sculpture of Hindu’s Goddess appears dominate inner side of temple, hundreds or even thousands of carved pillars stand strong there.
Meenakshi temple always visited by pilgrims and tourists every day, make sure you visit this place if you are in the area of Madurai, especially if you are followers of Hindu religion. Experience of visiting this place will be something you will never forget in life.
Picture of Meenakshi Temple of madurai
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