Kshetra

Madurai

The Kingdom of the Fish-Eyed Goddess, Madurai, is synonymous with the Meenakshi temple.

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RJ: Srividya

Madurai

The Kingdom of the Fish-Eyed Goddess, Madurai, is synonymous with the Meenakshi temple.

Situated on the banks of River Vaigai, Madurai has a rich cultural heritage and was a cultural and commercial centre even as early as 550 AD. The Pandyan King Kulasekara built a great temple and created a lotus-shaped city around the temple. The legend goes that on the day the city was to be named, as Lord Shiva blessed the land and its people, divine nectar (Madhu) was showered on the city from his matted locks. This city was henceforth known as Madhurapuri, later shortened to Madurai. The imposing temple stands in the middle of the city, and both the city and the deity have been subjects of many stories over the ages. Many compositions have also been written in praise of Goddess Meenakshi.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meenakshi_Amman_Temple

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