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| Last Updated:: 13/03/2017

Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple

 

 

 

 

 

 

The world famous Meenakshi Amman Temple also known as  Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple is an ancient Hindu temple situated on the  southern bank of the river Vaigai in the city  of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The presiding deity is the goddess Parvathi ,  also known as Meenakshi and her consort Shiva known  here as  Sundareswarar.  

 

 

 

As in most temples in Tamil nadu, the there is a sacred tank located within the precincts of the temple. It is known as Porthamarai Kulam. The temple also has a nandhavanam or garden where flowers are grown to be offered to the deity. However, due to urbanization, the drop in rainfall and the changing sensibilities of contemporary society the nandhavanams are being neglected.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Source:  Gardens of Delight, Indian Gardens through Ages, Rahoul B.Singh, Pg 32