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Meenakshi Temple is the sacred temple of the Hindus situated in the city of Madurai in southern India. It is a huge temple of .......

Meenakshi Temple is the sacred temple of the Hindus situated in the city of Madurai in southern India. It is a huge temple of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is actually dedicated to Parvati who is known here by the name Meenakshi which means "the fish eyed one" and Shiva, named here as Sundareswarar "the beautiful one". In this holy temple both the God and Goddess are worshipped together. The temple was founded way back but the present layout was built in 1623 to 1655AD. As per myths, Lord shiva came to Madurai to tie the knot with Parvati and it has been the holy abode of Goddess Parvarti since her birth. The architecture of the temple is really amazing and for the tourists it is the outstanding attraction in Madurai.

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  • Attractions

    Temples
  • Altitude

    101 m
  • STD Code

    0452
  • Best Season

    October - Mar
  • State/Code

    /625xxx (vary)
  • LANGUAGES

    Tamil and English