Evening Ceremony Tour of Meenakshi Temple

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Duration: 1h 15min
Provided by Dhanabalan Perumal

Overview of the tour in Madurai

As the evening draws, the extraordinary ‘Going to Bed Ceremony’ at Sri Meenakshi Temple rises. Each night, the image of Shiva is carried from his shrine to join his consort, Parvati, in another part of the temple. This ceremony can be chaotic and noisy, but this is not to be missed if you are traveling to Madurai.

Each morning, the image of Shiva is returned to his own place of rest. We will start at the east entrance of the temple, and we will witness the traditional Aarti ceremony that is performed every evening at dusk. The experience wonderfully highlights local culture and religion in an effort by the participants to find peace.

Note: *Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the Temple’s main sanctum area, but they can witness the ceremony from outside. *The beginning time of the ceremony is not precise. It depends on the number of people, temple festivals, and the movements of Hindu astrological constellations.

This activity includes:

  • Meenakshi Amman Temple
  • MADURAI Bazaar Post Office
  • Entry Fee for Foreigners

Our Guides

Dhanabalan — Guide of Evening Ceremony Tour of Meenakshi Temple, India

Meeting point

Post office South Chitrai Street madurai

On arrival

Our host will meet you next to the south entrance of Meenakshi Temple.

Things to note

* Full pants and a shirt with sleeves are required. People wearing Half pants/ sleeveless shirts are not allowed inside the temple.
* Cigarettes, lighters, matchboxes, tobacco, chewing gum, and cosmetic items are not allowed to be taken into the temple. Water bottles, purses, and small handbags are allowed to be taken into the temple.
* Photography/videography is prohibited inside the temple premises.
* only Hindu religious people are allowed to get into the sanctum of the temple

Free Cancellation

Free Cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. Late cancellation or your non-arrival is not refundable.

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