The Features of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple - A Study

  • N Asha Devi Assistant Professor, Department of History, E.M.G. Yadava Women’s College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: meenkashi amman, temple, madurai, festivals, thirumalainayak


Madurai “Athens of South India” occupies a pride of place in the Indian subcontinent. Its age-old history, cultural resources, and strategic location are the responsible factors for its growth as a tourist center. In the domain of the Hindu religion, Madurai occupies a unique place. Its popular deity Goddess Meenakshi is very famous. Madurai is the second biggest city in Tamilnadu, and it is located on the banks of river Vaigai. It is situated between 7°57’ and 11° 10’ and north latitude and 77° 50’ and 79° 85’ east longitude. Madurai has many names like Kudal Manager, Nanmadakkudal, and Tiruvalavai. Madurai is a well-planned city, just like Mohenjadaro. Meenakshi Amman Temple is located at the heart of the city. The temple is surrounded by streets named after Tamil months Adi, Avani, and Masi. Most of Sri Meenakshi Temple was built between the 13th and 19th centuries. This paper “the features of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple” deals with the features and
contribution of Thirumalai Nayak to the temple.

How to Cite
Devi, N. (2020). The Features of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple - A Study. Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities, 7(4), 110-114.