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Madurai

The Amzing Temples at Madurai which I visited in 2015 on my 5mth trip round southern India. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! The pictures speak for themselves .

Madurai’s recorded history goes back to the 3rd century BC. It is mentioned by Megasthenes, the Greek ambassador to India as well as Kautilya. The Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple is the geographical center and the fulcrum around which the daily life of the locals revolve. The original temple was ransacked by the Muslim invader Malik Kafur in 1310 and the present structure is believed to have been built between 1623 and 1655 CE.

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