FUN-travel: Magnificent Madurai Monument

December 3, 2016 by  

  • Meenakshi Amman Temple…

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…dedicated to Shiva…mad2

…is an enormous…

…17th-century temple complex…

…covering almost 15 acres…

…and containing an estimated…

…33,000 sculptures inside.

  • 12 soaring gopurams (gateway towers)…

…all over 150 ft tall…

…with the tallest tower…

…a whopping 170 ft high…

…rise from solid granite bases…

…and are encrusted…

…with a staggering array…

…of gods & goddesses…

…monsters & mythical animals…

…all painted in vivid colors.

  • The south tower alone…has 1511 of them!
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Ganesha – My Favorite Hindu God

FUN-fact – This temple was on the list of top 30 nominees for the “New Seven Wonders of the World”.

Not so FF – They built the city completely around the temple so you never get a panorama view from a distance which is really a shame.

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