Meenakshi Amman Temple, also known as the Meenakshi-Sundershwara Temple, is a famous tourist attraction in Madurai and is one of the oldest temples in India. This temple holds great importance to the Indian people due to its mythological and historical significance. It is believed to be the site where Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati (Meenakshi), in the form of Sundareswarar (meaning the handsome one).
The temple is known for its astonishing architecture and is thronged by thousands of devotees every single day. The marvellous architecture of the temple surely makes it one of the Wonder of India. The Thirukalyanam Festival, which is quite famous in South India is celebrated over a span of 10 days and attracts over a million devotees.
Temple visiting time: 5:00 am to 12:30 pm and 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Time spent in temple: 1 - 2 hours
Best time to visit: Early morning or evening, for the aarti
Best months to visit: October to March
Things to remember: As it is a place of worship, visitors should dress respectfully and conservatively