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MADURAI - MEENAKSHI TEMPLE
enter the much hallowed Mother Meenakshi's abode through the eastern entrance.
Over the entrance stands the three storeyed tower and in the outer prakara there
are huge images of sentinels, Tirumala Nayakar etc. Thiruppugal stanzas are
inscribed on the walls of the Koodal Kumarar shrine and that raises their glory.
The Mother's garbha griha lies to the west and the life size image in standing
posture adorned with dazzling jewels enthralls the viewers. The stone cutter's
artistry is a standing tribute to the sculptural art and an invaluable gift to
the idolaters. The charms of the fish-eyed goddess are so captivating that the
viewers rivet their gaze on her long. Leaving the mandir, they walk towards the
Sundareswarar Mandir. On their way the image of Mukkuruni Vinayakar arrest their
attention with his unusual proportions.
lies near railway station, accessible by walk or cycle rickshaw.