Known explicitly for its divine sculptures, each of which is carved very intricately and marvelously the artisans are to be what rewarded for bringing out something that is cherished worldwide now and hats off to those people who have never missed to imbibe the cultural significance in every art. Yes, you have guessed it right; it’s Madurai, the temple city that is known for its sprawling spectacular religious creations that draws a flock of tourists from all around the world.
Besides being the temple city, there are few other considerations that place Madurai at the top of the list, starting with the Dravidian art and culture that has become the hub of the entire southern India, the bustling city whose chatter never ends, the famous bull-taming sport called “Jallikattu”, the sensational greenery and the Arabian or Indian Jasmine. Madurai, being just 462kms from Chennai will not be a tough journey and for you to have a comfortable stay, make an online hotel booking at ticketgoose.com.
When you are here, make sure you visit these places;
1. Sree Meenakshi Amman Temple-
Built by the great Pandya King Kulasekara Pandian, this temple houses the great Hindu deities Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Goddess Parvati is incarnated as Meenakshi Amman here. Madurai city is built around the temple with its shape resembling a lotus with the temple in the center and streets in a concentric manner. This temple is one of the signs of pure architectural brilliance coz of the premises that holds 1000 pillars thus making it an ideal specimen of the Dravidian architecture.
2. Thirupparankundram Murugan Temple –
Believed to have been erected by the Pandya King during the early 6th century, this rock cut architectural temple monument is dedicated to Lord Karthikeya for slewing the evil Surapadman and marrying Deivayanai. It is also considered as one of the six abodes of Lord Murugan.
3. Gorippalayam Mosque –
In Persian sense, Gorippalayam means the grave and this mosque built in the 13th century is one of the largest of its kinds in Madurai that houses two tombs of great Mughal rulers; Sulthan Alauddin Badusha and Sulthan Shamsuddin Badusha. Its dome is 70 feet in diameter and 20 feet in height and is made of a single black stone which is believed to have been brought from the Azhaga Hills.
Besides these places, this vibrant city, Madurai has lot many destinations to showcase and for you to have a comfortable trip, book your bus tickets online at ticketgoose.com.