Meenakshi Amman Temple
Next day began with a beautiful sunrise from the roof top and a perfect view of Meenakshi Temple. But watching it from distance was not our sole purpose for visiting Madurai. So we got ready and went to Meenakshi Temple and the tour to Meenakshi Temple began with a line not a big one but yes there was a line which was moving faster than any other usual temples line I have ever seen. The proof of it was that we covered the entire temple in an hour or so, after which we sat near a small pool of water inside the temple and after two hours when we were done mesmerizing ourselves with the adoring beauty of the temple we finally left the place with wonderful memories.
Sri Meenakshi Temple
This is the most important temple of the city of Madurai and also the most popular attraction. This temple complex shares space with the Sundereshwarar Temple and it is said that the life of Madurai revolves around these two temples. The original name of this temple is the Meenakshi Amman Kovil and the temple dates around 2000 years back. There are about 12 big and small shrines inside this temple complex and the Golden Lake is also situated inside the temple complex. The name golden lake was because the very rare, rather supernatural golden lotus grew in the pond here with which the first puja of Goddess Indira was done. The rulers who have ruled this place in the early years have all contributed hugely for the betterment and expansion of this great temple.