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“Architectural Marvel”

Sri Meenakshi Temple
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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“Architectural Marvel”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

An amazing temple with marvelous architecture. Well maintained temple. You should enter through all the four gates and to explore the temple a minimum of 4-5 hours is required. A must visit place even if you are an aesthetic.

Visited August 2013
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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“Its an amazing place”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We got dragged into a wedding celebration, had our pictures taken at a baptism, watched the monks (?) playing drums and was blessed by an elephant. It is beutiful around the outdoor pool and dark and mysterious inside. You have to visit

Visited October 2012
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Bengaluru, India
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“The Soul Mover”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

If you wanted to really see this temple completely, ensure that you have at least 4 hours. Ideally go in the morning 8AM. Buy the book about the temple at the entrance. Camera is only allowed up to Garba Graham and you are not allowed to take photographs of Gods inside it. You have to pay for taking photograph. It is worth paying if you are a good photographer. Must read the history of temple if you wanted to really enjoy your visit. Enter the temple through the main gate and step into the area of Potramarai Kulam, you will be amazed at the architecture beauty of this place. There are ten Gopurams, eight mandapas out of which Thousand pillars mandapa with the art gallery is a must see!
Of course it is awe inspiring to see The Lord Shiva and Amman, worth spending five minutes in front of each deity, forget the world and prey. The vibrant place will take your soul to a different level.

Visited August 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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“Must See if in Madurai”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Take a guide, find out if he is authorized, shall have good knowledge about temple history and Hindu mythology. we had to change the guide as first one was not good enough. Rates are negotiable.

Visited August 2013
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“Things not to carry when getting in to Meenakshi Temple”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Kind Attention all visitors to Shri Meenakshi Temple Madurai -

Photography/videography is prohibited inside the temple premises.
So, kindly Leave hand bags/photo & Video cameras/torch lights/pen knives/scissors in your car. Parking is 100ft from temple. After visiting temple, you may come back with your cameras and take photos from outside the temple.

Those who arrive by Auto or cycle rickshaws, leave all your bags/cameras in the safe lock available at shoe custody at all temple gates.

Do not carry cigarettes/lighters/match boxes/tobacco/chewing gum/eatables

Things can be carried inside. water bottle, purse & very small hand bags. Mobile phones can be carried. SWITCH THEM OFF and carry.

CARRY LESS and move faster through security check.

Dress Code: Full pant and shirt with sleeves. People wearing Half pants/sleeve less shirts, are not allowed inside.

Visited August 2013
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