Meenakshi Sundareshwar Temple







{{GyanSandku Temple} Paintings = Madurai Meenakshi Temple 2.jpg | Creators = Pandya Raja | Name = Meenakshi Amma Temple | Year of Texture = Recent Works 17th Century BC About | Devta = Sundareswar (Shiva) and Meenakshi (Parvati) | Architecture = [[Dravidian architecture | South Indian architecture]. Dravid style] | Location = Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India}}

Meenakshi Sundareswar temple or Meenakshi Ame temple or Meenakshi Mandir (Tamil: மீனாக்ஷி அம்மன் கோவில்) is a historical temple located in Madurai Nagar of Tamil Nadu state of India. This Hindu god Shiva is dedicated to both (“Sundareswar” or the beautiful God) and his Bharja Devi Parvati (Meenakshi or fish-shaped goddess). It is worth mentioning that the fish is a royal symbol of Pandya kings. This temple is the lifeline of 2500 year old Madurai Nagar [1], the home of the Tamil language.

According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva had come to Madurai town by forming a marriage with Lord Ganesh daughter Meenakshi, along with her Ganesha in the form of Sundaresheshwar. Meenakshi is considered as the incarnation of Goddess Parvati. This temple is considered to be one of Parvati’s most sacred places. In other places, Kakakshi Temple of Kanchipuram, Achilandevari temple of Thiruvanavkal and Vishalakshi Temple of Varanasi are prominent.

1 History
1.1 Legend
1.2 Modern history
2 Temple Structure
2.1 Temple

2.2 Portrai Lake
2.3 thousand pillars
3 Festivals and Festivals
4 See also
5 References
6 external episodes












The architecture and architectural architecture of this temple is astonishing, because of which it is situated at the first place in the list of seven wonders of the modern world, and the reason for this is a wonderful architecture. [2] [3] [4] [5] There are 12 grand gopurams in this building group, which are highly detailed artisans. These have been painted and painted with great grace and skill, which is made by looking at them. This temple is a very important symbol of the Tamil people, and it has been described in ancient Tamil literature since ancient times. Although the current construction is said to be from the beginning of the seventeenth century.
Lord Vishnu (from left: Vishnu, Meenakshi, Shiva) giving the hand of Goddess Parvati in the hands of Lord Shiva (while commemorating the water aquisition).

According to Hindu texts, Lord Shiva was on earth in Sundareswarwar form of Meenakshi, which was the incarnation of Goddess Parvati himself; Come to marry him (quoted) Devi Parvati had previously embraced her daughter as a daughter in the house of Pandya king MalayPrash, Raja of Madurai, as a result of the great austerity. [6] She became the governor of the city when she became an adult. Then God came and proposed marriage to him, which he accepted. This marriage was considered as the world’s largest event, in which almost all the people of the whole world had gathered in Madurai. Lord Vishnu himself, came to conduct his marriage with his residence, Baikunda. According to Divya Lila, due to Indra, they were delayed on the way. Meanwhile work was done by the local god Koodal Azhghar. Later angry Lord Vishnu came and promised to never come to Madurai City. And they settled in a beautiful mountain alarms coil, seated on the boundary of the city. Later they were celebrated by other deities, and they passed the Panhekhar of Meenakshi-Sundareswar.

This marriage and celebrating Lord Vishnu, both are celebrated as the biggest festival of Madurai, which is Chitriti Tiruvizha or Azhkar Tiruviza, i.e. the festival of Goddess Sundar. [7]

This divine couple has been ruled by the city for a long time. It is not mentioned, what happened to that place of theirs, what happened? It is also forbidden that Indra found the idol of Lord Shiva in the form of Shivaling and they built the original temple. This practice is still followed in the temple – in the festival of Shobhayatra, Indra’s vehicle is also available.
A gate of the temple
modern history

The history of modern structure is not known right now, but according to the Tamil literature, it is said that some centuries ago. Tirunasansambandar, the famous Hindu Shiva Matavelambi Saint has told this temple the beginning of the seventh century and that is called Allah Almighty Irayvan. [8] In this temple, Muslim ruler Malik Kafoor had plundered much in 1310. [8] And its ancient components Destroyed Then the responsibility of its reconstruction was lifted by Arya Nath Mudaliar (1559-1600 A.D.), the Prime Minister of the first hero of Madurai. He was the founder of the ‘Poligar system’. Then the Tirumala Nayak, the most valuable contribution of about 1623 to 1659. He showed remarkable enthusiasm in the construction of the temple of Vasant Mandap
Temple Structure





The sanctum of this temple is 3500 years old [9], its outer walls and other outer formations are approximately 1500-2000 years old [10]. The building complex of this entire temple is made in about 45 acres of land, in which the main temple is a huge building and its length is 254 meters and width is 237 meters. The temple is surrounded by twelve large gopurams, which are made of two constellations (four diwali). Among these, the Gopuram of the South Gate is the highest. [11]
Gate direction level number height craft number
Eastern nine 161’3 “1011
Southern nine 170’6 “1511
West Nine 163’3 “1124
North Nine 160’6 “lowest


The temple

Shiva Temple is situated in the middle of the group, which is dedicated to Goddess Raktak

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