Board Trains From Chennai To Madurai To Have A Religious Tour To Madurai

Meenachi Amman Temple

Meenakshi Amman Temple | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

Situated on the banks of River Vaigai, Madurai is a main city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the city is the third most populous city in Tamil Nadu. The city dwells of some of the historical sites like Meenakshi Amman Temple and Tirumalai Nayak Palace. The city is said to be claimed for the soul of Tamil Nadu. The city is one of the oldest cities in India that had business links with Rome back in history. It is famously called as the Athens of the East.

You can visit the most famous and old temples present in Madurai which makes it a religious tourist spot. The age old temples serve you with glimpses of the height of Dravidian architecture which is well known for its sculptures carved in the body of the temple. Here are some of the most significant temples of Madurai.

Meenakshi Amman Temple

The city being built around this temple makes Meenakshi Amman Temple really important. Here you can watch the 14 gateway towers which centrally enshrines to Meenakshi. The marvelous work of the temple doesn’t fail to attract its tourists.

Tirupparankunram Murugan Temple

Being one of the six dwelling of Lord Muruga on this planet, this excellently temple is perfect to awestruck you. The major enshrine is of Lord Muruga also known as Kartikeya along with Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Goddess Durga and Lord Vinayaka.

Alagar Kovil Temple

Alagar Kovil is a long-lived temple located just a few kilometres from Madurai. The historical scriptures present here, give the information about Jainism monks. The temple has architecture of Dravidian style. The gilt canopyof the dome of the temple was constructed by Raja Sundara Pandian in the 13th century.

Alagar Kovil Temple

Alagar Kovil Temple | Image Resource : templefolks.com

Koodal Azhagar Temple

Built in 5th or 6th century, Koodal Azhagar Temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu whose idol is made out of carving granite. The temple’s festive deity is Vyuga whose idol id made of five metals. There are other shrines of Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, Lakshmi Narasimha and Lakshmi Narayan. The temple is always crowded with devotees of Lord Vishnu.

Other temples worth visiting are:

  • Pazhamudircholai Murugan Temple
  • Vandiyur Mariamman Temple
  • ISKCON, Madurai
  • Sri Veeraraghava Perumal Temple

Reaching Madurai from Chennai

Madurai is well connected to all major cities of India, but here at the Trains From Chennai To Madurai which are almost 60 weekly trains. The originating ones from Chennai are Tirunelveli Express (06745), Vaigai Express (12635), Kanyakumari Express (12633), Nellai Express (12631), Nagercoil Express (12667), Pothigai Express (12661), Madgaon Express (06001), Madurai Express (22623), Tuticorin Express (06035) etc. Some of the passing trains are Madurai Junction Duronto Express (22205), Bangalore Express (06347) and Chandigarh Madurai Junction Superfast Express (22688).

Trains From Chennai To Madurai

Trains From Chennai To Madurai | Image Resource : irctc-co.in

The first train departing from Chennai to Madurai is the Chandigarh Madurai Junction Superfast Express (22688) at 02:40 a.m. and the last train leaves from Chennai at 22:45 p.m.

Madurai is a religious city in the southern part of the country giving the religious tourists for holding up the spiritual image of India. Visitors like you arrive at Madurai for exploring the modern and traditional font of the city which stretches from age old temple worth mentioning to all modern fun and adventure sites.

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