|the Temple elephant|
|the colonnaded verandah around the tank|
|the usual rush...|
|a statue in the hall of 1000 pillars|
|a stone spout detail|
|a stone elephant...in the hall of 1000 pillars|
|the golden lotus tank...|
|tower from below...|
Some snapshots from the Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple. Dravidian Temple architecture at its best! Sculpted in one of the hardest granites of the world...a must visit place for temple architecture lovers.
Simply awesome clicks ! wonderful !ReplyDelete
These pictures are beautiful ~ReplyDelete
I hope to travel and see them someday.
Thanks for sharing them ~
Beautiful visuals. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Excellent capture and great detailed shots ashok! I visited this temple long back that too in night, so can’t remember anything inside.ReplyDelete
The shots on temple tank and towers are fantastic!
what a beautiful temple!ReplyDelete
Just when my latest post was on old world charm and here I am.. coming across these wonderful images in your blog - in this post and the previous ones. Splendid ethnic pics!!! :)ReplyDelete
My lucky day today ,this is the second post on MT i am reading today .Beautiful captures.ReplyDelete
Lovely pics of the temple. The golden lotus tank was dry when I visited in October'2011.Looks like there is water now. Pics of gopurams, vimanam,the long corridor are superb. Thanks for sharing !ReplyDelete
I am always in awe of such magnificence. Your photos are show much beauty.ReplyDelete
Best pictures of Meenakshi temple, Ashok! I love our temple architecture! Have you visited Peria koil? It has got some lovely structures. I did a post on it, but I am sure your pictures would be better!ReplyDelete
Brilliant pictures, Ashok.ReplyDelete
such beautiful pics. i have read & heard a lot about madurai & its temples. surely must visit at least once. i have been to other places in TN but not yet to maduraiReplyDelete
Wonderful historical monuments. Great shots!ReplyDelete
Lovely pics.Every time I visit this temple, I discover something new. Planning another visit soon:)ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful images!!ReplyDelete
Lovely pictures of the temple! Thanks!ReplyDelete
It's said, "Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder"!
The Temple reflects the beauty of 'Meenakshi', the one with fish-like eyes, ie, the daughter of Himalaya, Parvati, the consort of Shiva (of Satyam Shivam Sundaram fame, ie, Sundareshwar...)... and so on...