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“Huge, beautiful and fascinating”

Sri Meenakshi Temple
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Private Tour: Full-Day Madurai Tour Including Meenakshi Amman Temple and Gandhi...
Ranked #1 of 45 things to do in Madurai
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Huge, beautiful and fascinating”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

This place is breathtaking. The colour, sounds, rituals, fabolous carvings and paintings were almost overwhleming. The place is always crowded and busy with devout Hindus which adds to the atmosphere. don't miss the temple cow barn and the cows with their colourful horns.

Visited January 2013
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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“more of a museum”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Beautiful sculptures as never seen before. U will get distracted by the tourists clicking pics and takes away the spirituality of the moment. Really awe inspiring temple and a must see

Visited February 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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“A Perfect Atmosphere for Worship”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

The four (4) tall towers, the inner and the out periphery walls and the atmosphere inside the temple sanctum and sanctorium provides a perfect place for worship.

Visited February 2013
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norfolk, uk
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“really worthwhile to visit”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

a working temple complex in the heart of town, on a grand scale and with some very old parts back to the 3rd century.

make sure you visit the museum in the chamber of 984 columns - amazingly a lot of tourist do not - to see some great bronzes and carvings; the lighting and display cases and descriptions need to be much better, but still worthwhile.

a good guide is essential and allow a minimum of two hours....

Visited February 2013
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Mumbai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent architecture... vast area.. beautiful and serene and greedy priests”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

The arcchitecture of the temple is just wow... u feel so calm and serene.. do visit the temple in night as well... Stay away from the priest as they are very greedy.l. if u put 100 bucks in the arti thali they shamefully ask u to put 500 or 1000.. better to give to some poor people rather...

There is a restaurant outside the West tower.. forgot its name.. have the andhra dosa there and it is just awesome..

Visited January 2013
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