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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple Timings, Dress code & Facilities

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Meenakshi Amman Temple located in the city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu India is one of the most important temples in South India. The towering Gopurams, huge pillared Mandapams and exquisite and intricate sculptures make it an architectural marvel which attracts visitors and pilgrims from all over the world. This article will give you information on Meenakshi Amman Temple Timings, Dress Code and other facilities which can be useful during your visit.

Meenakshi Amman temple Dress Code and decorum

Being a highly regarded Hindu holy place, you are expected to enter the temple with a clean body and wearing decent modest clothing. Men can wear traditional dhoti or pants with kurta or shirt. Please avoid wearing lungies, short jeans, Bermudas etc. Women may wear sarees, salwars or long skirts with proper shoulder covering upper clothes. Please avoid wearing tight body hugging clothes, short skirts and sleeveless tops. It may however be mentioned that the official website of the temple does not mention any Madurai Meenakshi temple dress code.

Mobiles and other items

You are not allowed to carry mobiles, cameras or other electronic items inside the temple. There is a strict security check at the entrance were your bags can be subjected to x-ray checking. Also, you cannot carry any footwear inside the temple. However socks are usually allowed in case you have health problems. You can deposit your mobile and other items including footwear at counters designated for this purpose before entering the temple.

Temple Timings

The temple normally opens around 5:00 a.m. in the morning. Darshan is allowed except during Pooja Times. The temple closes around 12:30 p.m. for an afternoon break.

In the evening the temple opens around 4 PM and darshan is allowed from 4:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.

There can be variations of Meenakshi Amman temple timings depending on festivals, special occasions and days of the week.

Special Darshan and other facilities.

From the counters inside the temple you can purchase tickets for special Darshan. You can use the Rs 100 ticket for Darshan inside both Meenakshi and Sundareswaran Temple. Rupees 50 ticket is also available for Darshan in one Temple only. You can find the official tourist guides near the Tamil Nadu Tourist Information booth inside the entrance. These guides can show you around the temple complex and also help you with Darshan. Special Darshan Tickets are also available online. Click here to book online from the temple official website.

In addition to being a place of worship, Madurai Meenakshi Temple represents the rich heritage of Tamil craftsmanship and architecture. Wish you a highly fulfilling and rewarding visit to this magnificent Temple.

Temple official website : Click Here

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2 thoughts on “Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple Timings, Dress code & Facilities”

  1. Kesavan kutty Edakkat

    That was a nice experience Gopalji, to go through your notes which is really helpful for new visitors as well as those visiting after a long time.Keep helping others in whatever way possible….

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