Most Famous Temples in Madurai

Most Famous Temples in Madurai
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  • 13 October 2022

Madurai is beautifully described by the famous poet Ak Ramanujan in his poem about the river "In Madurai, the city of temples and poets, who sang of cities and temple, every summer a river dries up until it becomes a net". It is recognized as the cultural heritage of Tamil Nadu located on the Vasai River. Decorated with precious temples filled with heavenly blessings. Immersed in traditional Tamil culture, the city of Madurai is known for its mythical, lively and moving nature that will capture your attention as you step into its complex.

Meenakshi Amman Temple

Meenakshi Temple is a symbol of Madurai located 1 km from the Vasai River Many myths are associated with the temple and its structure resembles the indra in the temple, evidence It was Indra who discovered the rare object Suyambulingam in Madurai. Not only Indra, this place seems to have the blessing of many lords. The most legendary story is that it was built by King Pandya for his daughter Meenakshi, who is said to be another for Mata Parvati

Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple

This is the first of six glorious sections. of the Murugan Temple, this is where Murugan married Deivayanai, the daughter of the ruler of heaven, Indra, and slain the demon Surapadman. Furthermore, it is said that Murugan worshiped his father Shiva at this place as Arunagirinathar.
Its age is estimated at 6 centuries.

Alagar Kovil Temple

This temple is believed to be the tomb of Lord Vishnu as the brother of Goddess Meenakshi. The idol placed in the temple is Lord Alagar. This is set in a natural setting surrounded by the Alagar hills, which is of great significance in the Hindu tradition. There are several stories related to the temple, according to legend, God Vishnu came down to witness the sacred marriage of Lord Sundareswarar - the form of God Shiva and Goddess Meenakshi - the form of Ma Devi Parvati. But the marriage was consummated before God Vishnu arrived. Upon his return, in this place Lord Azhar, a form of Lord Vishnu resided. Therefore, the Algar Koil temple is considered the resting place of Vishnu.

Koodal Azhagar Temple

One of the 108 holy places of Lord Vishnu, find koodal which literally means Madurai and Azhagar which means beautiful. Its architectural example of the glorious Dravidian style. Every year, a number of visitors come here with a wish come true, hoping for the opposite of their dream. This temple is not only an architectural beauty next to the city, but is deeply concerned to be one of the most vibrant and modern places for visitors and locals alike.



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