Meenakshi Temple: Madurai

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Ratna Matejski

The ancient city of Madurai, more than 2,500 years old, was built by the Pandyan king, Kulashekarar, in the 6th century B.C. But the reign of the Nayaks marks the golden period of Madurai when art, architecture and learning flourished expansively. The Meenakshi Temple was built in the 17th century A.D. by th Nayak rulers.