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Shri Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai

By sawsengee  
The Shri Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai is long considered the crown jewels of Southern India. Built around the 14th & 17th Century & with numerous additions & restructuring until its present form, it has 4 main gopurams (entrance towers) facing the 4 cardinal points & each built over a different period thereby displaying different characters & iconic details. Shown here are details of one of the towers with ornately carved statues of gods & goddesses & scenes depicting the Ramayana.
Here are links to further explain the temple's signifcance:
https://knowindia.gov.in/culture-and-heritage/monuments/meenakshi-temple-madurai.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meenakshi_Temple
p.s. I will be revisting the temple site in 2 week's time & this time with better camera.
THANK YOU everyone for the UAs, votes & pleasant comments......very much appreciated. ee GrinGrinGrin


Tags: Religious architecture Tourism Landscape and travel Hinduism Madurai Tamil nadu Architecture and buildings Shri Meenakshi Aman Temple

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Jasper87 Plus
9 2.1k 156 England
26 Jun 2019 7:53AM
So much colour and detail. Amazing temple...

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ddolfelin Plus
7 103 3 Wales
26 Jun 2019 8:01AM
Amazing picture! I'm envious.
Chinga 8 3 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2019 8:19AM
You did it full justice !! I have been there and I loved the beauty of the place...
Excellent image. Isabel GrinGrin
viscostatic 13 43 5 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2019 9:05AM
Beautiful images Sawsengee. Thank you for the information as well as the photographs.

Phil.
26 Jun 2019 9:48AM
One of the most amazing buildings on the planet, ee. Some interesting and well taken views of it here. Fabulous!

JohnSmile
26 Jun 2019 9:50AM
absolutely amazing
Techno Plus
10 3.9k 8 England
26 Jun 2019 9:50AM
Busy, busy, what a work of art......Smile
dudler Plus
15 877 1496 England
26 Jun 2019 11:17AM
Joyous!

Such a lesson for Westerners...
26 Jun 2019 12:19PM
I wonder you have so many images of places in India, I don't have...
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
26 Jun 2019 1:03PM
Wow, that's amazing! And certainly very colourful 👍
Trev 😀
26 Jun 2019 1:39PM
Wonderful set of images, enjoyed viewing them.

Richard
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
26 Jun 2019 7:46PM
Fantastic sight.
Ron
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2019 10:37AM
That really is amazing.
Carole
27 Jun 2019 1:42PM
Stunning temple ee , superbly captured set
Ian
A beautifully decorated temple brilliantly designed Iíve read the information in your link and found it fascinating.

Superb

Carole

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