Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

Temple Name  Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
God   274 Shivalayams
History Name Alavai, Kudal, Nanmadakudal, Kadambavanam
Timings 05.00 am to 12.30 pm
04.00 pm to 10.00 pm
City  Madurai, Madurai
District  Madurai , Tamil Nadu
Moolavar   Sundareswarar, Chokkanathar
Amman Mennakshi, Angayarkanni
Thalavirutcham   Kadamba tree
Theertham Pottramarai, Vaigai, Kruthamalai, Teppakulam, Purathotti
Pooja  Karana Agamam


Madurai Meenakshi temple is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Gnana sambandar and Tirunavukkarasar. Saint Sambandar, in the Alavai Pathigam (10 verses on Alavai-Madurai) speaks the greatness of the sac


Madurai Meenakshi: The Vimana in the shrine of Sundareswarar is gifted by Indira the King of Devas. He was on a pilgrimage to various Shiva temples to cleanse himself of a killing sin. His sins disappeared when he found a beautiful Swayambulinga in this place praised as Kadamba Vanam – a forest


Meenakshi temple: The name of Mother-Goddess is Meenakshi, which in chaste Tamil is known as Angayarkanni, meaning her eyes are in the shape of a fish. As the fish protects its eggs with its eye sight, so protects Mother Meenakshi Her devotee with a very look of Her eyes. The fish does not ha


Mother Meenakshi grants everything the devotee wishes in life – happy wedding, children, prosperity, health, longevity and all their just needs

Thanks Giving

Devotees perform abishek with milk, oil, green coconut, sandal etc. They undertake all types of fast


Madurai Meenakshi is globally famous. Religious and political history of Tamilnadu begins from here


Meenakshi temple: King Malayadwaja Pandya and his queen Kanchanamala performed Puthrakameshti Yaga seeking child boon. Mother Uma rose from the Yaga fire as a child with three breasts. While the king stood shocked at the appearance of the child with three breasts, a voice said that one will disappear when married. As advised, the child was named Thadathagai. She grew mastering all arts. After Malayadwaja Pandia, Thadathagi ascended the throne and gave good governance to Her people. She reached the marriageable age. Thadathaga set out with Her army to conquer regions including Mount Kailash where she fought with Shiva too when one of her breasts disappeared. She understood that the Lord was her husband. Marriage was arranged. Lord Vishnu, devas, Rishis attended the divine wedding. Brahmma the Creator conducted the marriage as per Vedic rules. Lord Shiva tied the wedding knot to Mother on Panguni Uthira star day – March-April. Indeed, those who had the rare opportunity o

Address Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Madurai – 625 001.
Phone +91- 452-234 9868, 234 4360
Location  Meenakshi temple is 10 km from Madurai Mattuthavani bus stand and 4 km far from Arapalayam bus stand.
Train Madurai
Airport  Madurai
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