This 12th-century spectacle of incredible Dravidian architecture is located in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu and is dedicated to Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Shiva. There are 985 pillars in the temple hall and each pillar is unique with different intricate carving. The twin temple is nine stories high. The idol of Goddess Meenakshi is said to be carved out of a single emerald stone. This fascinating temple was restored by various kings. The colourful Meenakshi temple with its grand stone walls and towers stands out from crowded streets and is quite a sight.
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