We headed right to the Meenakshi temple.
Occupying the top spot in the list of tourist places to visit in Madurai is the Meenakshi Temple. The temple, as we know it today, covers a vast area and is an eclectic mix of architectural styles, improved upon by different dynasties such as the Vijayanagara and Nayaka rulers. The temple is dedicated to Meenakshi, the consort of Lord Shiva. The original temple was built by Kulasekara Pandya, but the entire credit for making the temple as splendid as it is today goes to Tirumalai Nayak who brought back glory to this magnificent structure.Located at the heart of the city, the Meenakshi-Sundareshwar temple has long been the focus of both Indian and international tourist and is one of the most important places of Hindu pilgrimage. People of the city wake up to the chant of hymns at the temple, which is the very centre of their cultural and religious life.
|Quilley in front of the Meenakshi temple.|
|This temple was breathtaking to look at, ..|
|There were many windmills between Madurai and Kanyakumari.|
|We found out later that they are all paid for by businesses, so produce energy for businesses only.|