Cracks noticed in Madurai Meenakshi Temple

The cracks were noticed in some parts of the famous temple. Noticeably at the second enclosure of the Meenakshi temple, near the Lotus Tank, and at the entrance of the Meenakshi shrine in the temple.

Two professors from IIT Chennai are inspecting the cracks. The government of Tamil Nadu has taken keen interest in preventing further damage. (more details)

The Hindu reports:

On the possible causes for the cracks, the minister said that the clay soil beneath the temple could be one reason. About 10 to 15 cracks along the statues, pillars and beams were spotted.