History of the Temple:
In legends it is said that most part of the temple was destroyed by muslim emperors invation in 1310. The temple was restored to its pristine glory in the late 14th century when the Hindu Kings came back to power in Madurai. This can also be termed as a new beginning of a new era in the history of the temple, when it was almost rebuilt. King thirumalai nayakar involved in great help for reconstruction of the temple.
According to legend, the sacred Suyambulingam discovered by the king of Gods indira at Kadambavanam, was later enshrined by him in Madurai. The fact that the Lord is seen on the vehicle of Indira in this temple is said to be proof for this.
For More Details regarding the temple please feel free to visit the following website: www.maduraimeenakshi.org
This is the main entrance called kopuram
The beauty of the small pond inside the temple
The statues inside the temple are the most wonders work i had ever seen:
few of the images i shot inside the temple was posted here,
these statues are made from single stone
most important statue lord meenakshi marriage
all these statues are made in early centurys nobody can predict the exact year these few statues are destroyed in mugal period.