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Book – “The Great Temple of Madurai Meenakshi”

Book titled “The Great Temple of Madurai Meenakshi” is a tell-all guide of the world famous Madurai Meenakshi Temple in Tamil Nadu. The book is written by Valayappettai Ra. Krishnan and is published by the Madurai Meenakshi Temple management in association with Universal Publishing, Chennai.

The book narrates the salient features of the temple, its breathtaking architecture and festivals.

The book is priced Rupees 600/-.
The Hindu reports
It is not just a temple, but a template of how Hindu Gods and Goddesses were finely blended with legendary tales and history through architecture. 
Since every inch of space in this masterpiece carries encapsulating history and tradition, a comprehensive tell-all guide in English was a felt need to make global audience understand, feel and enjoy the greatness of this temple.
This was fulfilled on the first day of the New Year when a book, titled ‘The Great Temple of Madurai Meenakshi,’ was released. 
The book has 265 beautiful photographs, illustrations, miniature paintings and architectural drawings weaved together with legend and facts. 
The book speaks about the birth of Goddess Meenakshi, celestial wedding with Lord Siva, sanctum sanctorum, how the idols were safeguarded during the invasion by Muslim rulers, inscriptions, Thousand-Pillar Mandapam, ornaments and the famous Lord Kallazhagar festival.