You might have seen many great philanthropists giving back to the society in more than one ways. Likewise, visiting a shrine is like a small pilgrimage, as a sign of gratitude towards the lord. Apart from being a blessed territory, temples in India stand for the faith in mankind’s faith.
A trip to India is often referred as the temple story. Talking in the same breath, Tamilnadu tourism offers a plethora of awe-inspiring Shiva and Parvati temples. Apart from this, breathtaking temples of Madurai and Tanjore will have you spellbound.
The entire state of Tamilnadu covers pilgrimage sites for not only Hindus, but other beautiful petals of the flower called religion. Apart from temples, beautiful churches like Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health at Velankanni, Fort St George, St. Mary’s church and St. Thomas Mount along with mosques like Thousand Lights Mosque and Big Mosque of Kazimar Street are at display in Tamilnadu.
Not many places in the world can boast of amazing places of worship like Meenakshi temple, Natraja temple and ekambareshwrar temple. A brief introduction to Tamilnadu’s pride, the Meenakshi temple which is the epitome of Tamil culture is mentioned below
The Meenakshi Temple
Locally called as Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple or Meenakshi Amman Temple, the Meenakshi Temple is situated within city limits of Madurai. It is dedicated to Parvati (often called Meenakshi), consort of Lord Shiva. The temple has around 14 glorious towers (gopurams) and 2 special golden gopurams for the main deities. Paintings, sculptures, towers and the architecture beautifully represent the golden era of Dravidians.
Built in the 16th century by Pandya King Kulasekara Pandya, the temple represents Madurai on international map of tourism. It has an enthralling wall sculpture of lord Hanuman Swami as well. If you happen to visit the place in the month of April, you can witness Meenakshi Thirukalyanam festival which stands of the divine marriage of goddess Meenkakshi with Lord Shiva.
The best part of Tamilnadu is that it is one of the best connected (transport wise) places in India. Air, rail, road and other private forms of transport are available with ease. Anyways,here local people will be happy to guide you for tourism of tamilnadu, south india.
With religion, spirituality, tamilnadu temples, classical dances and Carnatic music highlighting the cultural side of the land of Tamilnadu, you will wonder as why Kerala is called ‘god’s own country’ instead of Tamilnadu.