Sunday, 4 October 2015

The Meenakshi Temple Of Madurai, India

image credit: Peter Barker

The Meenakshi Temple is located in the ancient city of Madurai in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located in the heart of the 2,500-years-old city, Meenakshi Temple is dedicated to goddess Meenakshi, an avatar of the Hindu goddess Parvati - the consort of Lord Shiva.

It has long been the focus of both Indian and international tourist attraction as well as one of the most important places of Hindu pilgrimage. For the people of Madurai, the Meenakshi temple is the very center of their cultural and religious life.

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