Cee’s Which Way Challenge: Week 6


A model of the meenakshi temple.

A model of the meenakshi temple.

Meenakshi Temple

Meenakshi Temple

 

The Meeankshi (One with fish shaped eyes) temple is the only one dedicated to Mother Parvati, consort of Lord Shiva.  There are countless  temples dedicated to her  Shakti (energy or power) form.

The size and architecture of this temple is beyond description.  See for yourself.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

Madurai Temple

Madurai Temple

Meenakshi Amman Temple is a historic Hindu temple located in the southern bank of river Vaigai in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.


The enormous temple complex is dedicated to Shiva, known here as Sundareshvara and his consort Parvati or Meenakshi. The original temple was built by Kulasekara Pandya, but the entire credit for making the temple as splendid as it is today goes to the Nayaks. The Nayaks ruled Madurai from the 16th to the 18th century and left a majestic imprint of their rule in the Meenakshi – Sundareswarar Temple.

I took this photograph from the pond inside the temple complex using a tab.