Meenakshi Temple, also referred to as Meenakshi Amman or Minakshi-Sundareshwara Temple, is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is devoted to Meenakshi, a type of Parvati, and her partner, Sundareshwar, a type of Shiva. The sanctuary is at the focal point of the old sanctuary city of Madurai specified in the Tamil Sangam writing, with the goddess sanctuary said in sixth century CE messages.
The sanctuary is a noteworthy journey goal inside the Shaivism custom, committed to Meenakshi Devi and Shiva. In any case, the sanctuary incorporates Vishnu in numerous accounts, figures and customs as he is thought to be Meenakshi's sibling. This has made this sanctuary and Madurai as the "southern Mathura", one incorporated into Vaishnava writings. The Meenakshi sanctuary likewise incorporates Lakshmi, woodwind playing Krishna, Rukmini, Brahma, Saraswati, other Vedic and Puranic gods, and additionally fine art demonstrating stories from significant Hindu writings.
The substantial sanctuary complex is the most unmistakable milestone in Madurai and pulls in many thousands guests every day. The sanctuary pulls in over a million pioneers and guests amid the yearly 10-day Meenakshi Tirukalyanam celebration, celebrated with much merriments and a ratha parade amid the Tamil month of Chittirai. The Temple has been pronounced best 'Swachh Iconic Place' in India as on October 1, 2017 under Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi's Flagship Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.