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Meenakshi Temple

Meenakshi Temple is situated in Madurai, Tamil Nadu and it is the main temple of the city. Meenakshi Temple was constructed by Kulasekhara, the Pandyan king. This temple has a marvelous architecture and to see this old architecture number of tourists visits Madurai. In fact this temple is one of the prime attractions in Tamil Nadu. Meenakshi Temple is one of the biggest and oldest temples in India. This temple is a well known Hindu pilgrimage in South India.

Approximately the construction of Meenakshi Temple was done between 12th and 18th century. The temple is as large as 258m by 241m. In side the temple complex there is lake full of lily flowers. Within the temple complex there is a twin temples towards the south gateway. These are the temples of Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Shiva. Both of these temples are nine storied. Along with these temples there are other things within the complex. These are tanks, shops, shrines and stages.

Meenakshi Temple is a wonderful architecture. The temple walls and pillars are decorated with intricately carved design along with some splashes of blue, green, white and yellow colors. There is a 150 ft high Gopuram in the complex. In Meenakshi temple you can experience the annual festival called Meenakshi Kalyanam. This festival generally happens during April-May. There is also Teppam festival which is also famous among the local people.

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