Morning at the Madurai Meenakshi Temple (Part 1)
I always feel blessed when I have the opportunity to visit the Meenakshi temple in Madurai. The sanctum of the temple is powerful and the experience each time ineffable.
I always leave my camera behind when I go to temples and if I do take my camera I hardly ever take any photos. This trip I decided that I’ll spend one of the morning’s capturing life in the temple showing Hindus worshiping, some of the shrines, and highlighting some parts of this beautiful temple.
I’ll start from the outside of the temple and slowly make my way in over a few parts which I will cover over the next few days. Our spiritual adventure continues and we are enjoying the extended stay of 3 nights in Madurai.
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