Arulmigu Nolumbur Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar thirukkoil
According to Hindu legend, Lord Shiva came down to earth in the form of Sundareswarar to marry Meenakshi, an incarnation of Parvati, Shiva’s divine consort. Parvati had earlier descended to earth in the form of a small child in response to the great penance of Malayadwaja Pandya, the ruler of Madurai. After growing up to adulthood, she began ruling the city. The Lord appeared on earth and proposed to her. The marriage was supposed to be the biggest event on earth, with the whole earth gathering near Madurai. Lord Vishnu, the divine brother of Meenakshi, was traveling to preside over the marriage from his holy abode at Vaikuntam.
Significance of Meenakshi Temple
|| Temple, the symbol of civilization,
Includes the praise of the Almighty.
Almighty manifests in two forms
Nirguna & Saguna.
Nirguna is for the elevated souls
Saguna is for the common people
Temples are for common people.
Sri Meenakshi Amman is also called Akilandeshwari
- the mother of the universe
Meen – means fish and Akshi – means eye.
Mother fish protects and feeds her children by the eyes.
Meenakshi protects and rules over the universe and its people
She takes away our worries, troubles, and sufferings
and grants peace, happiness and wealth in return ||
PROPOSED LAYOUT OF NOLUMBUR SRI MEENAKSHI SUNDARESWARAR TEMPLE