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Sri Meenakshi Temple

East Chitrai Street, Madurai, India
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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Madurai
Type: Religious Sites
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

During the day you can go there take great pictures, relax, sleep, think, talk, and enjoy. During the evening, you can join in on the ceremony celebrating Lord Shiva and goddess Parvatis wedding. Its what everyone else writes: Great for you, your soul, your friends, and your family. A must see in south India.

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hyderabad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The Meenakshi Sundareshwara temple is a famous historical temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and goddess Parvati located in temple city Madurai in south India. The temple is a square shaped and having entrances in all four sides and is open from morning 4 AM to 8:30 PM for performing poojas and a special Darshan tickets also available for Rs.50/100. The... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Unforgettable experience and definitely a must see! Great architecture and nice colorful towers around the temple This place is very clean and they also rest orate the temple Cameras are not allowed but smart-phones are so u can take pics anyway No entrance fees The best temple i visited in india and like i said a must see!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

An amazing place in several ways, this temple is so full of history. I have been here so many times and go back for more. It would be great if you google the history a bit before you visit, you will enjoy it more. Also check the pooja timing, you might be able to enter the temple but the main... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It was a first time in Meenakshi Temple. Had gone at noon when Aarti was getting started. It was such a wonderful experience. Divine.

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Bangalore, India
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I was visiting this temple after 5 year and its sure has changed. I am talking about the upkeep and maintainance of the temple premises. Some of the new positives I noticed : - The entire roads surrounding temple is pedestrians only and vehicle free. This has decongested going into the temple. - Clear security checks and locker facility enables... More

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Madurai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Hi!meenakshi amman temple is the one of the oldest and a historical temple.never miss to visit this temple.this is the center point of madurai.i was born and still living in madurai.each and every stones in this temple has some story.we should have a very proper guide to visit.

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a Huge temple and a true architectural marvel. It has idols on walls depicting stories and worth spending a lot of time appreciating the beauty of the place

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Liked - The glory of the pandian kingdom and their architecture Disliked - noise around the temple - timings of the 1000 pillared temple - i think they have just extended it till 7pm in the evening.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Travellers need to remember the temple closing time in afternnon (12:30 to 4 p.m.). Also those who can afford, please go for the special darsha of Rs. 100 per person. It helps u avoid the rush. The temple is really beautiful and gives a divine experience. U must see the Goddess Meenakshi temle and the Lord Shiva temple. The other... More

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