Tuesday, August 3, 2010

History of Meenakshi Amman Temple

Madurai is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu. The world famous Meenakshi Amman Temple or Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple is located in the Madurai. According to legend, the angelic Suyambulingam apparent by the baron of Gods indira at Kadambavanam, was after anointed by him in Madurai. The actuality that the Lord is apparent on the agent of Indira in this temple is said to be affidavit for this. Many actual evidences of the temple accept been begin dating aback from aboriginal A.D. The temple was about absolutely destroyed in the year 1310 afterward the aggression of the Islamic conquistador Malikkapur. As kings who were followers of Islam were acclaimed for their bent appear added religions, the invaders destroyed best of the age-old sculptures of the temple. Thirugnanasambandar the Hindu Saint has mentioned the temple in his songs which go aback to aboriginal 7th century. The Lord has been declared as Alavai Iraivan in his songs. The temple was adequate to its aboriginal celebrity in the backward 14th aeon aback the Hindu Kings came aback to ability in Madurai. This can additionally be termed as a fresh alpha of a fresh era in the history of the temple, aback it was about rebuilt. The Baron Thirumalai Naicker played an important role in the architecture of the fresh anatomy of the temple according to records.