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Sri Meenakshi Temple

North Chitrai Street | J K Plaza, 10/20, Bye-Pass Road, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, Madurai 625001, India
+91 95001 37477
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North Chitrai Street | J K Plaza, 10/20, Bye-Pass Road, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, Madurai 625001, India
+91 95001 37477
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Reviewed yesterday

Landed on festival days. Huge crowd. Got speical darshan tickets but stood in the queue for over 2 hours.

Thank ksvkumarji
Reviewed 4 days ago

must visit place in life time. huge temple with great architecture . surprised to see susch massive structure of such a old age.

Thank sridhar y
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sri Minakshi Temple is beautiful temple in southern India. The place is divine and bless by the goddess Minakshi (Parvati). The complex is very huge. The architecture is mind blowing. A unique engineering skill of ancient era. There are four huge gate (Tower) to enter...More

Thank bimal0401
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This temple with 14 high gopurams and two big garvagrihas is dedicated to devi parvati and lord sundareswar,i.e. shiva.A must visit when you are in madurai. Some wonderful stone carvings and beatiful gopurams are the highlights of this temple.

Thank soumitrapanda01
Reviewed 5 days ago

Grand beautiful temple complex, with four huge gopurams at the four entrances and several more inside. There was a huge display of the “gollu” which had been arranged along some of the large corridors (being Navarathri time). There are also innumerable other statues and shrines...More

Thank 13arvinds
Reviewed 5 days ago

amazing temple.. architecture .. a master piece.. it tells about the engineering skills of India way back.. such a peace... spiritually..!! One who is connected to GOD (Every human being), he/she will enjoy to the fullest. i have seen the biggest idol of Lord Ganesha.....More

Thank SureshKilari
Reviewed 5 days ago

It just got an award of cleanest temple in India, just 3 days after I visited! I might not have given this kind of ranking to this temple though ;-) It is a temple spread in 16 acres, wonderful architectures and paintings. Good queue systems...More

Thank manojmka
Reviewed 6 days ago

as i went to chennai i took a train to madurai boarding at around 2.30 am which was late by 3 hours it took 12 hours to reach madurai which reached at 5.30 pm .reaching madurai i kept my luggage at clock room & straightway...More

Thank sanjay266
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I would recommend this place in 7 wonders of the world. Simply mesmerising. I was blessed to spent almost 40 min in garbha-griha. 5 feet Idol of goddess Meenakshi is amazing, made from original Panna stone. I can visit this place n number of times.

Thank abhishekajaykumar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the temple on a Friday morning, the temple and nearby streets were busy with worshippers and locals going about their business. The temple is stunning in appearance with 14 brightly coloured and ornate gateway towers. Once inside there are many buildings and fascinating...More

Thank JenandNeil365
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4 October 2017|
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Response from gopalgopalan | Reviewed this property |
Should be like any other day. Diwali (or Deepavali) in Madurai is only on New moon day (Amavasya) and traditionally there is no other celebration other than early morning oil bath ritual. People do visit the temple and may... More
Palak P
21 September 2017|
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Response from Ivy P | Reviewed this property |
Best time is early morning around 5 to 5:30 am. You need not purchase any special dharshan tickets you might as well visit the mandap inside the temple when it is less crowded in the morning.
12 September 2017|
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Response from Prasanth G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, once you leave your footwear and pass through the security check just before entering the main temple passing all the shops there is small counter that sells tickets for special darshan. Its just 100 bucks for both... More