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"Take a bow ...in a general direction, for that great entity who built this marvelous temple! If you have an eye for all those finer details, you are in a heavenly abode..literally :) The arches, the thousand pillars, the idols and their composition, and of course the Sanctum Sanctorum are all bound ..."to keep you busy all day!!
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"They chiseled granite for decades and from its heart emerged God. An amazing temple, the scale and magnitude cannot be described in words.
Cameras are strictly not allowed inside the temple - please do not carry. There is a 1000 pillar granite hall inside the temple, truely fascinating piece of ..."architecture.
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"From Thekkady we arrived at Madura i later afternoon, but quickly checked in, freshened up and was on our way to the temple.
Few restrictions are there for this visit. One should be covered on long pants or skirts with full length or half sleeves. Sleeveless attire not allowed. Video Cameras, Poi..."nt-n-Shoot cameras, mobiles, iPads are definitely not allowed. It seems they had recently put up this restrictions for cameras otherwise by charging Rs. 50 they used to allow it earlier. A huge disappointment not being able to capture such grandeur ageless beauty.
The temple is actually 15-20 mins walk, but at 4 pm under the scorching sun of Madurai, we weren’t keen to do so.
Vinoj our driver, dropped us on the South side of the temple with the fantastic view of the Gopuram. One of the twelve. We entered the temple from the East side. The huge pillars, painted roof, pillared corridors blew us away. It was breathtaking.
The VIP tickets for the darshan is Rs. 100; which would give us...
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