Madurai Meenakshi Temple: Meenakshi Amman Temple is a historic Hindu temple situated on the south side of the Vaigai River of Madurai city of Tamil Nadu state of India.
This temple is dedicated to Mother Parvati, which is known as Meenakshi and Shiva, which is known as Sundareswarar. This temple is the heart and lifeline of 2500-year-old city of Madurai and also one of the main attractions of Tamil Nadu.
It is said that the temple was founded by Indra. When they were going on pilgrimage due to their misdeeds then they built this temple. As soon as he reached Madurai’s self-sacrificing sex, he felt that he was taking up his burden. After this, after seeing this miracle he reproduced the pen in the temple itself.
Indra used to worship Lord Shiva and that is why we see lotus flowers around the pool. Tamil literature has been talking about this temple for the past two centuries. The famous Hindu saint of service philosophy, Thirugnasambandar, had described this temple even before the 7th century and considered himself a devotee of Allavi Iravian.
In 1560, the actual size of Vishwanatha Nayaka was developed under the Thirumalai hero. He also constructed a number of other things inside the temple. In his main support, Vasantha Mandapam and Kilikundu Mandapam were to celebrate the spring festival. Meenchichi Naikar Mandapam was constructed by Rani Mangalam in the corridor of the temple.The ancient Pandiyan kings used to tax the tax for the construction of the temple. At that time people used to donate as gold and silver. But even the king did not accept more donations than the local people, they used to pay as much money as they would like to win.
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
That is why the king used to collect rice every day at the house of the local people. By doing this, after the end of the month, many bundles of rice were stored after them. And that’s why the locals are emotionally connected to the temple.
The present form of this temple was made between 1623 and 1655 CE. It is said that in fact this temple was built by the survivor of Kumari Kandam in the sixth century. In the 14th century, Mughal Muslim commander Malik Kafur looted the temple and took away valuable jewels and gems from the temple.
Later it was renovated around the 16th century by the ruler of the world Vishwanath Naikar. Vishwanatha Nayak had rebuilt it according to craft. In which 14 entrance doors were 45-50 meters high. In which the tallest tower was the southern tower, which was 51.9 meters high, and two ancient ancient planes were also made in the temple, and the idols of the main gods and goddesses were also restored.