Madurai Travel Guide

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Madurai, probably over 2500 years old, is the oldest city in Tamil Nadu. Its origin and name emerge from a misty and lovely legend. In a forest near a lotus pond, Indra, King of Gods, Worshipped Lord Siva as a Swayambu Lingam. At this hallowed spot, the Pandyan monarch Kulasekhara built a great temple and clearing the forest, he created a lotus- shaped city around the temple. On the day the city was to be named, Lord Siva appeared at the ceremony. As he blessed the land and its people, divine nectar (Mathuram) was showered on the city from his matted locks. The city was henceforth known as Madhurapuri. Madhurapuri grew and prospered to become the capital of the Pandyan Kingdom. It is referred to in the Ramayana and Kautily's Arthashastra. more....
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About Madurai Travel GuideAbout Madurai Travel Guide
Madurai, probably over 2500 years old, is the oldest city in Tamil Nadu. Its origin and name emerge from a misty and lovely legend. In a forest near a lotus pond, Indra, King of Gods, Worshipped Lord Siva as a Swayambu Lingam. At this hallowed spot, the Pandyan monarch Kulasekhara built a great temple and clearing the forest, he created a lotus- shaped city around the temple. At this hallowed spot, the Pandyan monarch Kulasekhara built a great temple and clearing the forest, he created a lotus- shaped city around the temple. more....
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Places to SeePlaces to See
Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Koodal Alagar Temple, Vandiyur Kanmoy Tourist Complex, Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, Gandhi Museum, Thirupprankundram, Alagar Koil more....



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ExcursionsExcursions
Vaigai Dam, Kodaikanal, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Megamalai, Suruli Falls, Viraganur Dam, Kumbakkarai Water Falls more....
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