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Meenakshi Amman Temple ( Other names : Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple or Tiru-aalavaai or Meenakshi Amman Kovil) is a historic Hindu temple located in the southern bank of river Vaigai in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is dedicated to Parvati who is known as Meenakshi and her consort, Shiva, named here as Sundareswarar. The temple forms the heart and lifeline of the 2500 year old city[5] of Madurai. The complex houses 14 gateway towers called gopurams, ranging from 45-50m in height, the tallest being the southern tower, 51.9 metres (170 ft) high, and two golden sculptured vimana, the shrine over sanctum of the main deities. The temple is a significant symbol for the Tamil people, and has been mentioned since antiquity in Tamil literature, though the present structure is built during 1623 to 1655 . The temple attracts 15,000 visitors a day, around 25,000 during Fridays and gets an annual revenue of sixty million. There is an estimated 33,000 sculptures in the temple and it was in the list of top 30 nominees of the "New Seven Wonders of the World". The annual 10 day Meenakshi Tirukalyanam festival celebrated during April–May attracts 1 million visitors.

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Comments (173)

Kostadinos delta on January 14, 2013

wow amazing shot/like!!!

Paulo Tan on April 6, 2013
Baycrest on April 30, 2013

Such a large roof!

Itallica on May 6, 2013

Splendid portrayal!

sergio Delmonico on July 14, 2013


Wonderful colorful architecture! Fine balance and good feeling of depth, great lines!



srinivastunikoju © on July 14, 2013

Honour your visit, Dear Sergio Delmonico, thank you , Glad you liked the

picture. Greetings

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Hyderabad INDIA:)

janamare26 on July 15, 2013

Amazing.Like.Best wishes,Mirjana

蒂芙尼林 on August 6, 2013

hello. srinivastunikoju ©

awesome & marvelous photograph

YS:15 + LIKE:103

congratulation and have a nice day for you

best regards from Tiffany Liem

Sarmad Sonyal on August 10, 2013

Beautiful Paintings on a Mandir, Amazing Place And Excellent Photography. LIKE And Favorite. Greetings from Kashmir, Pakistan. SARMAD. Have A Nice Day.

S. Fucke on January 7, 2014

Sehr schön.

Vinay Kumar on January 23, 2014

Nice shot and beautiful gallery.. Like

srinivastunikoju © on January 23, 2014

Honour your visit, Dear*Vinay Kumar * thank you , Glad you liked the picture. Greetings ♫♪♫♪♫♪...♫♪♫♪♫♪......♫♪♫♪♫♪....♫♪♫♪♫♪ from srinivastunikoju Hyderabad INDIA:)

Gena Polozhinskiy on April 14, 2014

Incredible architecture, like! Best wishes!

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Photo taken in Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001, India

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  • Uploaded on March 19, 2011
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    by srinivastunikoju ©
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A570 IS
    • Taken on 2009/08/02 17:42:05
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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