meenakshi amman temple or meenakshi sundaraswrar temple is a famous hindu temple situated in the temple city of madurai, tamilnadu state, india. the temple is dedicated to lord siva and goddess paravathi. it has about 2500 years old.the main attraction of this temple is 14 huge gopurams, tow of them are golden gopurams.these are well sculptured and painted beautifully.
history of madurai meenakshi temple
according to hindu belief the lord siva married meenakshi(variation of parvathi).parvathi had born earlier in the earth as a daughter of malayadwaraja pandya, ruler of maduri.the marriage between sivasundar(lord siva) and meenakshi was a huge event in madurai.
madurai meenakshi temple festivals
the major festival here is meenakshi thirukalayanam. it is celebrated during april .ther thiruvizhah and thoppa thiruvizhah are also celebrated .other hindu festivals like sivarathri, navarathri, aadi, thai etc are also celebrated.
Madurai is the second largest city in the Tamil nadu. The main tourist attractions are described below .
Maduri meenakhi sunderaswarar temple, which is located at the centre of city. The temple is well known as Hindu pilgrimage centre.
Vandiyar mariamman teppakulam – it is located at east of meenakshi temple
Thirumalai nayak palace– it is a temple with vast architectural style. The thirumali nayak palace is an example of engineering skill of builders.
The gandhi museum– by visiting this you can memorising the life of Gandhi,
Some other attractions are Annamali and Nagamali , a rock formation, Azhagar kovil Thirupparankunaram etc.