ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, India

Updated on March 12, 2012

Southern India is a mecca for those that are fascinated with Indian culture. The heritage you will encounter there is tremendous and beautiful. Taking a temple tour of southern India’s most historic treasures is a must for anyone visiting there. There are thousands of years of architectural neatly inscribed with ordain ornament’s and for lack of better word hieroglyphs. If you are real quite some say you can still here the priest chanting from thousands of years ago. So when you are there take a listen.

The temples are India’s most prized heritage and are adorned with towering gopurams, gateways, carvings and wonderful sculptures. Some of the most wonderful temples are located in the southern half of India in towns like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh. They are a wonderful scene on their natural landscapes. The most famous temple in India is also located in this area called the Meenakshi Sundareswarar. This is a must for any visitor on a temple tour of India.

Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Madurai, Tamil Nadu:

This temple is extraordinary and is one of the most fascinating temples in India let me tell you why. Its architectural and historical architecture has never failed to capture the hearts of tourist that come to visit it. They come from all over the globe to visit this magnificent Indian icon. It is located in the historical city of Madurai. It is a nine story Hindu temple dating back to the early part of the 12th century. It was originally built to encompass the dedication to Goddess Meenakshi (Parvati) and Lord Shiv. The walls adorned with paintings and sculptures, exquisite carvings and wonderful pillared halls are the major attractions of the temple.

While you are in this wonderful temple make sure you get a chance to see the golden lotus. It has a legend associated with it that Lord Shiva himself created this tank and by dipping yourself in this tank you will have good fortune for the remainder of your days. Also inside are the gorgeous musical pillars these pillars are all carved out of single block of stone and when tapped they make musical notes that echo through the temple. There is also the great hall of pillars almost one thousands of them can be seen. Each one has a carving and distinct meaning and is a must while visiting. So on your tour makes sure this is temple is on the top of your list.


Submit a Comment

  • Kadmiels profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Florida

    Did not live but always been interested in there culture but have visited a few times

  • profile image


    8 years ago

    I am amazed by your profound knowledge of India!! Did you live here? Thanks for the wonderful portrayal!!


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)