MEENAKSHI KALYANAM AT MADURAI

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Location : Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Celebration: The Wedding Of Goddess Meenakshi And Lord Sundareshwar.
Falls On: April-May
Venue: Meenakshi temple At Madurai

The annual solemnization of the marriage of Meenakshi with Lord Sundareshwar (Shiva) is one of the most spectacular temple festivals at Madurai's famous Meenakshi temple in Tamil Nadu. Car processions of the Goddess and the God are some of the colourful features of this festival.

Time of The Festivity
Meenaskhi Kalyanam, the wedding festival of Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareshwar is celebrated for twelve days from the second day of the lunar month (i.e. two days after the new moon). This is a spectacular festival celebrated in the month of Chaitra (April-May).

The festival is characterized with royal decorated umbrellas, fans and traditional instrumental music. Scenes from mythology are enacted and the deities of Lord Shiva, Goddess Shakti and Goddess Meenakshi are taken out in a colourful procession. Thousands of devotees from all over the country gather in the city of Madurai on this occasion.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: Madurai is connected by air with Mumbai and Chennai. Madurai airport is 10-km away from the city.
Rail: Madurai has direct rail connections to Bangalore, Coimbatore, Kollam, Chennai, Rameswaram, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupathi and Tuticorin.
Road: There are excellent roads connecting Madurai to all parts of South India. Madurai city has 5 Major Bus Stands- Periyar Bus Stand, Anna Bus Stand, Palanganatham Bus Stand, Arapalayam Bus Stand, Mattuthavani Bus Stand ply in regular buses within and beyond the state.

WHERE TO STAY

Accommodation is available at the economy and star hotels, lodges and cottages in Madurai.



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