Monday, September 28, 2009

Madurai Railway Station Gets A1 Grade

The Madurai Railway Junction is refurbished as an International level "A1" Grade railway station with Rs.30 crores. The railway stations which generate earning of Rs.15 lakh daily will get A1 Grade, the Indian Railway department said. According to the survey, Chennai Egmore, Chennai Central, Madurai and Coimbatore Railway Junctions are getting A1 Grade.Extra features and facilities at Madurai Railway Junction
  • Junction main entrance is fully covered with glasses which looks royal, majestic and international level
  • First platform width is increased to 10 meter in order to avoid the congestion
  • Escalator facility is provided at 5th platform to connect 2,3,4 and 6,7,8 platforms
  • Carrieall Car service is provided inside the railway station for physically challenged and senior citizens

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Meenakshi Temple Kumbabhishekam Video Clipping

The world's famous Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple Astabhandhana Maha Kumbabhishekam & Samprokshanam has performed recently on April 2009. I have just uploaded only photos and details of that event in my previous post. But most of the readers asked to put the video clip of the Kumbabhisekam event. As per the readers suggestion in the comments section, I have uploaded the video clipping of world's famous Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple Astabandhana Maha Kumbabhishekam and Samprokshanam held in April 2009 in this post.

Maha Kumbabhishekam Video Clipping

Check out the photo gallery, pictures, photos collection and images of Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple Maha Kumbabhishekam April 2009 here

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lalitha Jewellery and City Center at Madurai

The Chennai's leading jewellery shop "Lalitha Jewellery" will be opened its new branch in Madurai, Temple city. The grand opening ceremony will be on Sunday, September 20, 2009. The Central Minister, Son of Tamilnadu Chief Minister and Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Mr. M.K. Azhagiri and Mrs. Gandhi Azhagiri would inaugurate the opening ceremony and preside over the function. The showroom is named as Lalitha Jewellery Mart India Private Limited.

"Lalitha Jewellery and City Center" showroom is constructed around 55,000 square feet situated at South Masi Street which is the heart and center of the Madurai Temple City. It is a four floor showroom on which two floors for Jewels selling consists of Gold, Diamond, Silver and Platinum and other floors for Textiles, Home appliances, Cosmetics and Stationery items trading. Apart from this, the showroom have sufficient space for customer's vehicles parking.

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Thirumalai Naicker Mahal (Palace) Renovation and Creation of Eco-Park

As we all know that Madurai city is famous for Meenakshi Amman Temple, an ancient heritage temple in South India. In spite of its temple features, Madurai city is well know for some tourism spots also. Among them, Thirumalai Naicker Palace (Thirumalai Naicker Mahal) is a famous one where tourists often visited this place while come for Madurai. In order to look the temple city grand and to beautify the mahal, Thirumalai Naicker Palace is renovated at a cost of Rs. 3 Crore and also constructing "Eco-Park" a.k.a. "Grass Paved Platform" surrounding the Palace. This will attract the tourists more and also make the palace with splendid appearance.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple History, Information and Other Details

Temple Picture:
Temple Name: Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple

Pre-Historic Name: Aalavai, Naanmada Koodal, Kadambavanam

Temple Deities: Lord Sundareswarar, Goddess Meenakshi, Mukkuruni Vinayagar, Subramaniyar, Nandi, Ellam Valla Sidhar, Durga, Dhakshinamoorthy, Kala Bhairavar, Bhadra Kali, Hanuman, Navagraham and more

Temple Holy Tree: Kadambam

Temple Holy Water or Theertham: Golden Lotus Tank (Potramarai Kulam), Vaigai, Theppakkulam, etc

Temple Opening time: 5.00 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. and 4.00 P.M. to 10.00 P.M

Temple Pooja Schedule:
Thiruvanandal Puja - 5.00 A.M. to 6.00 A.M.
Vizha Pooja - 6.30 A.M. to 7.00 A.M.
Kalasandhi Puja - 7.30 A.M. to 8.30 A.M.
Thrikalasandhi Pooja - 10.30 A.M. to 11.30 A.M.
Uchikkala Puja - 11.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M.
Maalai Pooja - 4.30 P.M. to 5.00 P.M.
Ardhajama Puja - 7.30 P.M. to 8.30 P.M.
Palliarai Pooja - 9.15 P.M. to 10.00 P.M.

Temple Festivals:
Chithirai Brahmotsavam (Chitra Festival)
Vaikasi Vasantham Festival
Aani Unjal Festival
Aadi Mulaikottu Festival
Avani Moola Utsavam Festival
Purattasi Navaratri Festival
Ayppasi Kolattam Festival
Karthigai Kolattam Festival
Margazhi Thiruvathirai & Thiruvempavai Festival
Thai Theppotsavam
Masi Mandala Utsavam Festival
Panguni Summer Vasantham Festival

Temple Address: Arulmigu Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Madurai 625 001

Temple Place: Madurai

Temple State: Tamilnadu

Temple Phone: +91-452-2344360

Temple Fax: +91-452-2341777

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