Meanakshi Sundarewarar Temple:
It is the temple which has a life years about 2500 years old historic architecture in southindia. It is located in tamiladu in Madurai city and the temple in the south side of vaigai river. The temple which have more special in four gopurams which gives the way of entrance to the temple. The Four gopurams as north, south, west and east is a gateway towers to the temple at a height of 51.9 metres as accurately 170feet. There are many temple in Madurai but this meenakshi temple attracts with 33,000 sculptures mainly the temple mentioned the siginificant of tamil literature ,tamil culture for the tamil people.
Meanakshi Sundarewarar Temple is a Hindu temple but the every people can visit the temple inside they allows the all religion to visit for praying and special poojas, abishegam, Meenakshi is the parvathi is the wife of Lord Shiva and the Shiva is named here as the Sundareswarar by this way the people called as the Meenakshi Sundarewarar temple or Tiru-alavai.
The Meenakshi temple is a one of the great wonders in the world (UNESCO)world heritage site is proved with the temple scrupltures and architecture. Many countries visitors like to travel tours india mainly in Madurai to visit of the Madurai temple and its buildings . In Tamilnadu this temple has four gopurams is a gateway to the temple. These gopurams attracts the visitors. If the people go in the north gopuram they return back by the south gopuram or anyother but they will people think as north gopuram but it will be different. The structure of four gopurams as same type cannot find the difference of four gopurams. In the world the visitors increase in the Madurai temple nearly 15,000 per day if on Friday it will be high around 25,000. Because the Friday is good day to visit the temple and will do special poojas for meenakshi and sundereswarar temple.
Both the Sundareswarar and Meenakshi shrines have the gold plated vimanam at the top of the tower as over sanctum.The temple of Sundareswarar is cover the one fourth and the Meenakshi is one fourth that of sundareswarar god. Before praying the any god like lord shiva,lord murga ,amman,ventashwarer, etc, located outside the Sundareswarar god in the path of the Meenaskhi god one single stone had sculpture of GANESH the people called as MUKKURNI VINAYAGAR. In this world the many people attracts temple and have a India luxury tour to visit all these temple.
The temple which has morecorridors ,pillars,halls,mandapam and mostly describes with worship and festivals of this temple. One of the corridor which surrounds the Meenakshi god which we called as the Kilikoondu Mandapam because the green parrots that sat on the shoulder of meenakshi god also called as the parrot cage corridor.
The hall of temple tree which has many sculptures of shiva carved it contains about the indication of the “marriage of Meenakshi” the corridor of hall called as ” Kambatadi mandapam”.
Hall of 100 Pillars called as “Meenakshi Nayakkar Mandapam” which has the two pillars carved that one pillar indication of the body of lion and another pillar indicates the head of the elephant. It symbolic representation tamil literature with courageous ,boldness of the tamil people.
Hall of 1000 Pillars called as “Aayiram Kaal Mandapam” which has the carved pillars constructed by the Ariyanatha Mudaliar and each pillar in the hall as the monument of the Dravidian Sculpture. In this pillar which has describes each pillar has special things when struck it produces a different musical sound for each pillar it is great miracle in this temple.
The new hall which was constructed by the Tirumala nayak called as the Puthu Mandapam that have a many sculptures in the new hall located opposite to the east gopurams of the temple.
The hall of eight goddess is called as the Ashta Shakthi Mandapam which refers the Ashta as symbolic of eight and the Shakthi indicates of god it is situated as the first hall of the Meenakshi shrine entrance and Shakthi carved pillars.
There are many paintings and sculptures called the Hall of Pandavas about the Pancha Pandavas ,Mahabharatam, etc called the Pancha pandava mandapam and the paintings ,sculptures of the Tiruvilayadal.
The mudali pillai mandapam or Iruttu Mandapam or Dark hall is constructed by the Muthu pillai .In this pillars have describing the story of Shiva. In any countries these pillars have with their literature never possible these constructed in the ancient years ago take a travel to india and never forget to visit these places and pillars.
In a temple which has a huge hall and the corridors which have celebrating as the marriage hall for the shivaand parvati have the marriage as every year during the Chithirai festival.
SCULPTURES OF THE GOPURAMS PICTURES:
TOP OF THE GOPURAMS IN TEMPLE