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Sri Meenakshi Temple

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Address: East Chitrai Street | J K Plaza, 10/20, Bye-Pass Road, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, Madurai, India
Phone Number: 9500137477
4:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 am - 8:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarrar temple

Synonymous with Madurai is the Meenakshi Sundareshwar twin temple,the pivat arround which the city has evolved.The temple has two sanctora and dedicated to Shiva as Sundareshwarar... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Synonymous with Madurai is the Meenakshi Sundareshwar twin temple,the pivat arround which the city has evolved.The temple has two sanctora and dedicated to Shiva as Sundareshwarar and the other to his consort Meenakshi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here several times and every time we visit, we find something new. A place with rich history, superb architecture and religious significance. People need to understand the importance of Madurai and this temple to appreciate the development of Tamil as a language and the tamil culture.

Thank Nachi C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Filled with history, and one of the grandest temples ever built for a Goddess, this temple is what brings hoardes to Madurai. The Gopuram is magnificient structure that cannot be missed from even afar. Do not forget to try the Jigarthanda

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the temple on two evenings and had "darshan"of Amman and Swamy. The temple has four imposing towers at each direction . There is also a thousand pillar area which is maintained as a museum. Even non hindus also can go a visit the temple and museum, but cannot enter the main temple where deity is kept.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Every one should visit this temple while coming madurai irrespective of religion! especially to see the sculptures! Madurai welcomes U all

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited there by taking a detour on the way from Kodaikanal to Kanyakumari, This temple closes by 12.30 PM to 4 PM I think, so we reached there by 12.15 PM after struggling for parking near the temple. Parking is pain here unless you know where to park, we caught a guide this time and he took us to the... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

apart from spirtual this place is specifed for its architecture,it was amazing to explore the temple

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Car parking is very difficult. Better to go by public transport or auto from Madurai. Huge temple with lots of dieties, statues, sculptures etc All will love walking through to enjoy the feel and get the dharshan

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

it is a big temple and the architecture of the temple is really excellent. People from various places visit meenakshi temple and pray the amman.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Words cannot describe this heavenly temple of positivity..... I personally felt so rejuvenated and positively charged that I cannot do justice by writing few words on this great temple... A heavenly abode of the Lord of Lords Param Shiv and Maa Meenakshi (Parvati Maa). The energy here is strong and very positive. Mere Darshan of the deities can change your... More 

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