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Meenakshi Temple Closing Ceremony...time?

Can anyone tell me please what time we need to be at the Meenakshi Temple for the closing ceremony.

Is 9pm too late?

Thank you

April

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1. Re: Meenakshi Temple Closing Ceremony...time?

http://www.maduraimeenakshi.org/

Is the information you want not on their site? If you can't find it let me know and I will find out. Should be around 6:30 or 7:00 in most temples as a general practice.

Edited: 9:05 am, November 26, 2012
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2. Re: Meenakshi Temple Closing Ceremony...time?

Here, I found it:

www.maduraimeenakshi.org/menu_pg.php…

Daily Pooja schedules

Thiruvanandal pooja Morning 05 : 00 - 06 : 00

Vizha pooja Morning 06 : 30 - 07 : 15

Kalasandhi pooja Morning 06 : 30 - 07 : 15

Thrikalasandhi pooja Morning 10 : 30 - 11 : 15

Uchikkala Pooja (Noon Pooja) Morning 10 : 30 - 11 : 15

Maalai pooja Evening 04 : 30 - 05 : 15

Ardhajama Pooja (Night Pooja) Night 07 : 30 - 08 : 15

Palliarai pooja Night 09 : 30 - 10 : 00

Edited: 9:06 am, November 26, 2012
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3. Re: Meenakshi Temple Closing Ceremony...time?

I'm not sure anyone except the temple priests will be there for the last pooja. Having never attempted to go to any temple at 9 pm, I really don't know. But I think the temple will be closed to visitors....someone local with better knowledge of this needs to reply.

Edited: 9:22 am, November 26, 2012
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4. Re: Meenakshi Temple Closing Ceremony...time?

I have read a few references on Madurai tourism websites to a closing ceremony that sounds very interesting but I am unable to work out whether I will be able to get there in time.. Can anyone please help with the time for this to start.

This is the information I have.....Madurai's main attraction is the famous temple dedicated to the Goddess Meenakshi. Each evening, there is a closing ceremony is accompanied by chanting priests, drummers and torchbearers in which an image of Shiva is carried in procession to Parvati's bedroom

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5. Re: Meenakshi Temple Closing Ceremony...time?

it will be the palliarai pooja at night.

that will be the last one for the day. you can get in there at 9 PM should be sufficient.

Thiruvanandal pooja---------- Morning 05 : 00 - 06 : 00

Vizha pooja---------- Morning 06 : 30 - 07 : 00

Kalasandhi pooja--------- Morning 07 : 30 - 08 : 30

Thrikalasandhi pooja--------- Morning 10 : 30 - 11 : 30

Uchikkala Pooja (Noon Pooja)----------- Morning 10 : 30 - 11 : 30

Maalai pooja---------- Evening 04 : 30 - 05 : 00

Ardhajama Pooja (Night Pooja)----- Night 07 : 30 - 08 : 30

Palliarai pooja--------- Night 09 : 15 - 10 : 00

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6. Re: Meenakshi Temple Closing Ceremony...time?

Thank you. I am looking forward to seeing it.

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7. Re: Meenakshi Temple Closing Ceremony...time?

voyageurdeInde

Thanks for the local knowledge.

The closing cerimony is popular among foreign tourists for many years. Even in 1990, we used to send the guests there.

Good to see that wikipedia does not have answers to each and every questions.

Suresh P R, Palmland Tours, kerala

Edited: 2:06 pm, November 28, 2012
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8. Re: Meenakshi Temple Closing Ceremony...time?

its my pleasure :)

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9. Re: Meenakshi Temple Closing Ceremony...time?

hi,

palliyarai pooja is the ceremony of making of goddess meenakshi going to sleep by chanting some mantras

regards,

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10. Re: Meenakshi Temple Closing Ceremony...time?

the "NIGHT CEREMONY" is started at 09.00 pm to 09.30 pm except friday.

in friday, ceremony starts on 09.30 pm to 10.00 pm.

in friday you can see the two different kind of ceremonies from here.

one is started at 06.30 pm to 07.00 pm in swing hall,

then

09.30pm to 10.00pm