There is no chance of missing these colorful temples in India as they’re painted every shade of the rainbow.
Meenakshi Temple is a master piece and was the center of activity for the promotion of art and culture in Madurai. The temple complex covers 15 acres, and has 4,500 pillars and 12 towers — it’s massive!
The tallest tower rises to 170ft and attracts around 15,000 visitors a day, who flock to the temple for blessings.
The temple forms the heart and lifeline of the 2500-year-old city of Madurai. The Meenakshi temple was almost completely destroyed in the year 1310 following the invasion of the Islamic conqueror Malikkapur.
The present structure was built between 1623 and 1655 CE by Nayakas, who ruled Madurai from 16th to 18th century.
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