Madurai Meenakshi Temple Daily Pooja Schedules, Festivals

Madurai Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Temple also known as Madurai Meenakshi Temple is a historic Hindu temple located on the south bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Sundareshwar and his consort Parvati as goddess Meenakshi Amman.

The temple is at the center of the ancient city of Madurai temple mentioned in Tamil Sangam literature, along with the temple of the goddess mentioned in texts from the 6th century CE. This temple is one of the Paadal Petra Sthalam. The Paadal Petra sthalam are 275 temples of Lord Shiva which are worshiped in the verses of Tamil Saiva Nayanars from the 6th-9th centuries AD.

Meenakshi Meenakshi Temple:

Pooja Name

Pooja Time
   Thiruvanandal pooja 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM
   Vizha pooja 6:30 AM to 7:15 AM
   Kalasandhi pooja 6:30 AM to 7:15 AM
   Thrikalasandhi pooja 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
   Uchikkala Pooja (Noon Pooja) 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
   Maalai pooja 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
   Ardhajama Pooja (Night Pooja) 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
   Palliarai pooja 9:30 PM to 10:00 PM

All the above-mentioned poojas are performed every day, time is subject to change on Festival days and holidays.

Meenakshi Meenakshi Timing: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Madurai Meenakshi Temple Festivals:

Serial No. Name of Tamil Month Detail of the Festival
1 Chithirai April – May Chithirai Brahamostavam – Arumigu Thirukkalyanam.
2 Vaikasi May -June Vasantham Festival
3 Aani June- July  Unjal Festival
4 Aadi July- Aug Aadi – Mulai Kottu Festival
5 Aavani Aug.-Sep Aavani Moolam Festival – ” Puttukku Mansumantha Leela Festival”
6 Purattasi Sep – Oct Navarathri festival
7 Ayppasi Oct -Nov Kolattam Festival
8 Karthikai Nov -Dec Kolattam Festival
9 Margali Dec -Jan Thiruvathirai – Arudhra Dharsan Festival and Thiruvembavai and Thiruppavai Festival.
10 Thai Jan- Feb A major portion of Utsavam is performed in the A/M Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple. Thepporstovam in A/M Mariyamman temple Theppam.
11 Masi Feb – March Masi –   Mandala utsavam for 48 days.
12 Panguni March – April Summar Vasantham Festival

Madurai Meenakshi Temple Dos and Dont’s:

  • Devotees should not enter the temple without taking bath.
  • Devotees should not enter the temple wearing shorts, Lunges, and caps.
  • Chewing betel leaves, tobacco, Gutka is prohibited inside the temple.
  • Devotees are not allowed to enter the temple with footwear or socks
  • Devotees with uncomfortable injuries are not allowed inside the temple.
  • Female devotees should not enter the temple for the first 5 days of their menstruation period.
  • Devotees should maintain discipline and follow the rules of Vaidhika Dharma.
  • Cleaning of the temple should be maintained.
  • Smoking and Spitting inside the temple is strictly prohibited.
  • Devotees can get more or specific information from the Executive Officer of the temple.
  • Umbrella, Sticks, Materials made of animal skin should not be brought inside the temple.

Madurai Meenakshi Temple Address:

Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple,
Tamilnadu – 625001.
Telephone : +91452 234 4360

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