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“Discrimination should not be advertised on a board” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sri Meenakshi Temple

Sri Meenakshi Temple
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Private Tour: Full-Day Madurai Tour Including Meenakshi Amman Temple and Gandhi...
Ranked #1 of 44 things to do in Madurai
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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“Discrimination should not be advertised on a board”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2014

The temple is astounding in terms of its architecture and ancient history. However, putting up a board that says 'Non Hindus not allowed in the Sannidhi' is nothing but pure discrimination. Our impression of the people in the temple was soured by the repeat attempts by the priest to extract as much as he could in the form of a guilt trip. As a non believer who is always awed by the efforts that go into the construction of places of worship and the amount of faith people are willing to expunge on their beliefs, the temple authorities to me are nothing but parasites feeding on faith.

Visited August 2014
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“Superb architecture and art work”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

A very nice temple built in old dravidian architecture and a fantastic art work on the temple. Temple is well maintained and is prime attraction in madurai. Must visit when you are visiting Madurai.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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“No words!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

Amazing! The four gopurams themselves speak a lot. A must watch beauty of history. The stone carvings different in each pillar and the paintings that havent faded through the years on the ceilings...no wonder one feels a great blessing to have been there...truly divine in the temple...

Visited July 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

The temple is quite large and beautiful, and it is very nice to sit around the pond and people watch. However the security here is worse than going through an American airport, and I am not exaggerating. This really dampened my experience of the temple.

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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“Must Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is one of the ancient temple in India with beautiful Artwork & Paintings. Very clean, full security check, well Organized darshan.

Visited August 2014
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