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7:36 am - Wednesday September 20, 2017


Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and lotus tank video

Meenakshi Amman Templeis a historic Hindu temple located on the south side of river Vaigai in Madurai, and is one of the most famous landmarks of the city. It is dedicated to Parvati, known as Meenakshi, and her consort, Shiva as Sundareswarar. The temple forms the heart and lifeline of the 2500 year old city. The multifaceted houses 14 gopurams ranging from 45-50m in height, the tallest being the southern tower, 51.9 metres high. There are also two golden sculptured vimana over the sanctum of the main deities. The temple is a important symbol for the Tamil people, and has been mention since antiquity in Tamil literature, though the present structure was built during 1623 to 1655 CE.The temple attract 15,000 visitors a day, which grows to around 25,000 on Fridays.There are an predictable 33,000 sculptures in the temple, and it was in the list of top 30 nominee for the “New Seven Wonders of the World”.

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