City of Madurai has been built around the ancient Meenakshi Amman temple. The huge building you see here bears hundreds of colourful statues depicting Hindu mythology. It is not the temple though. It’s just one of the four gates… Pedro is rather impressed!
Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
It is dedicated to Parvati, known as Meenakshi, and her consort, Shiva, here named Sundareswarar. The temple forms the heart and lifeline of the 2,500 year old city of Madurai and is a significant symbol for the Tamil people, mentioned since antiquity inTamil literature though the present structure was built between 1623 and 1655 CE.
Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai
Arjun Kumar wrote:
This view of Madurai Meenakshi temple was in my Class III textbook. I took the same shot for old times’ sake. Enjoyed exploring the place.
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Heavy Rains in Madurai, Meenakshi Amman Temple Flooded
[Oct 6, 2017] MADURAI: The hallowed precincts of the Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple were dirtied by water from the streets on Wednesday night as heavy rain pounded Madurai.
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