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Arulmigu Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Thirukoil

      The name of Mother-Goddess is Meenakshi, which in chaste Tamil is known as Angayarkanni, meaning her eyes are in the shape of a fish. As the fish protects its eggs with its eye sight, so protects Mother Meenakshi Her devotee with a very look of Her eyes. The fish does not have eye lash, so the eyes never close and ever open. Similarly, Mother never closes Her eyes and keep them ever open day in and day out without twinkling to take care of Her devotees. (Unmesha nimishodhpanna vipanna bhuvanavali-Sri Lalitha Sahasranama).

Mother Meenakshi has many names as Pachai Devi, Maragathavalli, Thadathagai, Abishekavalli, Abhiramavalli, Kayarkan Kumari, Karpooravalli, Kumari Thurayal, Komagal, Sundaravalli, Pandipiratti, Madurapuri Thalaivi, Manickavalli, Mummulai Tiruvazhumagal. Lord Nataraja changing legs in dance: The divine wedding of Mother Meenakshi with Lord Shiva was going on in a grand way.

Temple Workship Timing :

Madurai Meenakshi temple is open from

5.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.


4.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.

Temple Highlights

The temple forms the heart and lifeline of the 2500 year old city of Madurai.

The annual 10 day Meenakshi Tirukalyanam festival celebrated during April–May attracts 1 million visitors.