January 25, 2012

மதுரை மீனாட்சி அம்மன் திருக்கோயில், மதுரை.

Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Tamil Nadu
  • Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple or Meenakshi Amman Temple is a historic Hindu temple located in the south side of river Vaigai, in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.


  • It is situated in the heart of the city of Madurai covering an area of 17 acres, the entire city being built around it. The temple which has five entrances, covers  an area  847 feet (254.1 meters) long and 792 feet  (237.6 meters) wide in the North South direction, the circumference of the Adi Veedhi which is the path within the great walls is 830 feet (249 meters) on the east west and, measuring 730  feet (219 meters) from North South direction.

  •  There are 12 temple towers in the temple including 4 main towers (Raja Gopuram), The south tower was the tallest (160 feet) among all other towers. There are 1511 sculptures in south tower alone, in west tower 1124 sculptures, in east tower 1011 sculptures, but in north tower it is only 404. On the whole there are 6224 sculptures in 12 towers; “No other temple in the world is even comparable with the above numbers”.


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