Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Sree Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

We spent a day of driving mountain roads to get to Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, home to the awe-imposing 14 towered Sree Meenakshi Temple. The temple is one of the richest Hindu sites we’ve ever experienced. We attended the evening closing ceremony and returned the next day to tour the massive complex.

Hall of a thousand pillars.

The high priest determines when the temple closes each evening with an elaborate ceremony. We stood for over an hour waiting for them to take this silver box from one temple room to another.

Tourist and locals looking on. Drums beat and horns sound.

There are fourteen towers around the complex. And this one pond for washing feet.


 Brahman Statue of the Bull.

God of fertility.

The main fountain.