What a jumble of colors, you would say, and that's where you start to notice that total differance of cultures.
This South entrance, left from the Gopuram or main south gate, goes straight to the water-tank.
The hall is decorated with all avatars or reincarnations of Siva, Ganesh .. and other Gods to welcome you in the dark coolness of the Meenakshi Temple.
So lets go in. Shoes out.
Good information about the Meenakshi Temple you can find also here