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Meenakchi amman temple, madurai

Meenakshi Amman Temple : Madurai is a temple town of India located in southern region of India. People from several different religions and cultures are residing in the place and all different kinds of festivals are celebrated here in unison. It is situated on the bank of river Vaigai and has been the kingdom of Pandya kings in the past century. The place has a great cultural heritage and strong mythological history to be passed on to the next coming generations. The place is more than 2500 years old and the commercial center was developed in 550 AD. The city is constructed in the form of a lotus and is known as lotus city too. There is a beautiful temple constructed by the Pandyan kings and Lord Shiva is worshiped here. It was believed that divine nectar was showered at that place and due to it the Jasmine flowers bloom in the place all around. Jasmine flower too has its foundation in the city. In 16th century, it was ruled by Nayal emperors and also Christianity has been cultivated in these regions too.

The Tamil dynasty too had its footings long back in the pre-Christian area and it developed in association with Christianity in the place. Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple is the excellent master piece of the area. The temples are surrounded by concentric circles all around giving the essence of the cosmos, henceforth it is also known as the cosmos city. It has several small temples all around, rather there is a temple on every cross road of the city. It is aptly known as the temple city of India.

Gandhi Museum : It is a great master piece in Southern India and it has great historical background and mythology in its background. There are several Gandhi museums across the nation and the Gandhi museum of the southen India is basically a Tamukkam bungalow which means summer house in Tamil, which is the local language of the place.

The museum is square in shape and created at the height of 5 metres from the ground level and it has a wonderful dome in the centre which is about 7 metres diagonally. It was constructed by Nayak Queen Rani in the earlier 1700 AD. Great cost was incurred in establishing the museum and it was all invested by the government of India, in memory of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation.

The city is the home town to some prominent Tamil film personalities like TM Soundarajan, Vijayakanth, Vadivel, Vivek, Cheran, Shaam, Chimdudevan Kanika, Bala (director), Ameer Sultan and Ramarajan. Other famous personalities include Bharat Ratna MS Subbulakshmi and the biblical archaeologist Vidhya Shankar.

State : Tamil Nadu , District : Madurai , Famous for/as : Pilgrim , Languages : Tamil, English ,Sowrastra , Best Season : Oct - Mar , Weather : Summer 26-38°C, Winter 20-29°C , Altitude : 8 m , Pincode : 6250xx , STD code : 0452

gandhi museum- madurai

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