Its a huge temple built hundreds of years ago by Pandiya kings. It has a tank inside it. It takes almost an hour to see the temple completely. The sculptures are realistic. The gopurams are so huge that it has so many sculptures on it.
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Monday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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Read traveller's reviews about Meenakshi Temple..
By Dharshani Rymond
'5' out of 5
"One of d finest art work!! Loved d paintings on d roof throughout along d pathway!!! Wonderful Goddess!!! Decor during fest will mesmerize u!!! N a street full of petty shops on both d sides to purchase fancy accessories!!! "
"Place is really nice to give a visit. There are two main temples within it. Meenakshi (form of Devi Parvati) and another one for Lord Shiva. There are four ways of visiting the temple-
1. Free queue: But you will have to wait more.
2. 20 Rupees queue: Little less crowd compared to free one.
3. 50 Rupees queue: Less crowded queue for Meenakshi Amman darshan, but this ticket will not be valid for Shiva darshan.
4. 100 Rupees queue: You get less crowded queues for both darshans.
Museum is also there which costs a 5 Rupees ticket, but nice to visit."
By Ishan Mahajan
'2' out of 5
"Tickets are costly(Damn costly for a temple) if you do not want to wait in the queue. Private guards inside the temple are ill-mannered. And the temple is just "okay" not so great as it is hyped. And I do not appreciate and support the different pricing for Indian and foriegn visitors. Anyways you can't miss this temple if you like to visit places OR you are in Madurai already."
By Velu dharan
'5' out of 5
"One of the thevaram paadal petra Shiva sthalam and also one of the pancha sabai...a pandya period Shiva temple with excellent architecture..."