Thursday, October 23, 2008

Inside Madurai Temple

The Meenakshi-Sundareswarar temple, which stands today as one of India's cultural and architectural landmarks, was originally built by the early if not mythic Pandya King Kulasekara. The ancient city of Madurai was supposed to be laid out in a lotus-like formation with the temple at the center and streets and main thoroughfares layered one after the other in a concentric fashion. The streets are narrow and small, proving that it's an ancient city.

The inner sanctum sanctorum is more than 3500 years old, and the outer walls and external construction are about 1500-2000 years old. The complex is in around 45 acres and the temple is a massive structure measuring 254 by 237 meters. The temple is surrounded by 12 towers, the tallest of which, the famous Southern tower, rises to over 170 ft high.
source: wikipedia

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I was travelling from Madurai to Chennai the whole of this week so here are some photos and some description of the famous Madurai Meenakshi Temple.


  1. Do you mind telling me how long it takes to travel from Chennai to Madurai, and by which means of transport would it be safe and convenient?

  2. @ Jinx- it would take around 7-8 hours by Road to travel from Chennai to Madurai but I would suggest the best mode of travel would be Train as it's economical and comfortable.

  3. hey
    whats the info of Jason ? do you have problem to give out his info ?


  4. Thanks a lot. You're most helpful. GB!

  5. @ Daniel, I don't have any problem with giving the info but I'm apprehensive of posting someone else contact info, email etc on a blog without their information. If you need the info, it would be better if you give me your email.


  6. hey
    thanks bro my email id is send me jason's info if you dont mind it will be great help to me thanks bro


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