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Meenakshi Temple

The Meenakshi is a Hindu temple in the city of Madurai - Tamil Nadu, named after the Princess Meenakshi in Hindu mythology. (layout of the Temple)

Detail of the wall-painting at the Meenakshi-tank. The wall-painting is about 2,5 high, has 5 rows of pictures and will be at least 30 m long when finished. I took the photo when the painter was at meter 5, still a long way to go. This is a preview as they are renovating this wall-painting of the Puranas, the legends of all the Gods like Shiva, Ganesh, Skanda ..... A man from Kerala is the artist, they told me, and he comes to paint whenever he likes, sometimes he stays for months away. In the meanwhile the painting is covered with plastic but I was lucky this day as that man had worked for one day the day before and the covering plastic was still removed, hanging on the staging. I sneaked under the plastic and got my shots. It is an enormous painting telling all the stories of the Puranas.

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Thousand Pillar Hall Siva Gopuram Meenakshi Tank
South Gopuram Rooftop Gopuram Standing Lion Pallava III
East Gopuram Golden Lotus Pillar Bazaar
Meenakshi Temple Afternoon nap at Meenakshi Temple Thiruparamkundram
Tthousand pillar Hall Sleeping next to temple Inner court around the Sanctuorum
Detail of Gopuram Detail of Gopuram Income Hall
Detail of Gopuram Sri Rishaparudar Sri Rishaparudar
Ceiling Ornament Sleeping in the temple Thousand Pillar Hall
East Entrance Detail of wall painting. before painting
Puja Seller Fly to the sun Pitchai keel
The Elephant Man. Lazy weekend Devotion
The Family - The Religion The Enlightenment For generations to come .....
As red stripes fade away ...... In between lines Her little corner
Looooook ...... ! Meenakshi Temple at dusk An intime pray
Praying Parvati Hair Style Yanai asirwatham
New Looks of the Meenakshi Temple Holy Flame Incensed
Endearing pray Diwali - Divali - Deepavali Lifelong smile
Thangai Kutirai Peaceful Mind Sleep ... sleep on ...
North Gopuram North Gopuram at sundown Sunset at the Meenakshi Temple
Meenakshi Temple festival Madurai city