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  Madurai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Madurai was the capital city of the Pandya kings of South India.
The Gopuram of the Meenakshi temple in Madurai
In the post-Independence era, Madurai District, headquartered at Madurai City, was one of the largest districts of Tamil Nadu.
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 Madurai District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Madurai district is one of the 30 districts of the state of Tamil Nadu, in southeastern India.
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 City Mayors: History of Madurai
The glory of Madurai returned in a diminished form in the earlier part of this millennium; it later on came under the rule of the Vijayanagar kingdom after being ransacked by the ravaging armies of Delhi (Malik Kafur).
Madurai flourished until the 10th century AD when it was captured by Cholas, the archrivals of the Pandyas.
In the vicinity of Madurai is Tirupparamkunram, one of six padai veedu shrines of Murugan (glorified in Madurai Sangam Nakeerar's Tirumurugaatruppadai).
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 Madurai,Madurai India,Madurai Tamilnadu,Madurai Travel,Madurai Temple,Temple in Madurai,Madurai Pilgrimage ...
Madurai or the "city of nectar" is the oldest and second largest city of Tamil Nadu.
Though Madurai is considered as pilgrimage but it has also developed as a business centre and is famed for its traditional handicrafts in bronze and brass.
Madurai has got a wide range of accommodation, varying from reasonable ones to luxurious that cater for the flocks of pilgrims and tourists.
www.indiantravelportal.com /tamil-nadu/pilgrimage/madurai.html   (1662 words)

  
 History of Madurai City - DIGITALMADURAI.COM
Madurai is a 2600 years old historical city surrounded by elegant natural plantations, technical institutes and textile mills situated in Tamilnadu, India.
Madurai is located on banks of river Vaigai and was the capital of Pandya kingdom.
Madurai is the busiest commercial center in south Tamilnadu.
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 Madurai,Madurai India,Madurai Temple,Madurai Temple Tour
Madurai is one of the oldest cities of southern India.
Madurai's history dates back to over 2000 years ago, when it was the capital of the Pandyan kings.
Madurai passed on to the East India Company in 1781, and in 1840, the Company razed the fort which had previously surrounded the city, and filled in the moat.
www.pilgrimage-india.com /south-india-pilgrimage/madurai.html   (878 words)

  
 Madurai
The ancient city of Madurai is second to none in truly representing the cultural traditions of India.
Tiruvaadavoor near Madurai represents the birthplace of Maanikkavaacakar the Saivite Saint Poet of the 1st millennium CE.
The Kallazhagar temple in the outskirts of Madurai is one of the 108 Divya Desams of the Sree Vaishnava tradition.
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 Vaisnava.cz - The Hare Krisna Inspiration
Madurai is situated on the banks of the Vaigai River.
Madurai was the capital of the Pandyan Empire from the 4th century till the 10th century.
Madurai was invaded by the Delhi Sultanate in the 14th century and for a short time became a Sultanate under Malik Kafur.
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 Uveitis Conference 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Madurai lies on the banks of the river Vaigai, andis famous today for the Meenakshi temple and the sweet smelling jasmine flowers.
The main attraction of Madurai is the Meenakshi Amman Temple, which is situated in the heart of the old town.
It was in Madurai in the year 1921, that Gandhiji adopted for the first time, the loin cloth as his mode of dress, which made him known throughout the world as "The Naked Fakir".
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 Madurai Travel Guide,Travel Attractions of Madurai,Travel Info on Madurai in Tamil Nadu
Madurai is a perfect tourist destination that endorses many travel attractions, breathtaking highways, inaccessible villages, temples, are all worth exploring.
Madurai's glory reached its peak, during the reign of the Cholas and then during the Pandyas' regime in the 13th century.
Madurai, the city is as old as its history, which dates back to the Sangam period of the pre Christian era.
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 Holyplaces Madurai in Tamil Nadu
Madurai's history can be divided into roughly four periods, beginning over 2000 years ago when it was the capital of the Pandyan Kings.
Apart from a brief period when it fell to the cholas, Madurai remain.ed with the pandyas until the decline of the empire.
The next major rulers of Madurai were the Vijayanagara kings who won over the territory in 1371.
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 Aalavaai  Madurai Sundareswarar -Chokkanathar Temple  - Shivastalam
Madurai is a vibrant cultural center speaking of the glorious traditions of the region.
It is the siite of the 64 Tiruvilayadalgal of Shiva (Tiruvilayadal puranam and Halasyamahatmiyam) and is one of the 5 Pancha Sabhais of Nataraja - Rajata (Velli)Sabhai - where Shiva dances with a raised righ food.
Madurai is regarded as the 1st of the Tevara Stalams in the Pandya region of Tamilnadu.
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 MADURAI - Second largest city of Tamil Nadu, madurai, meenakshi temple, south indian cuisine, vaigai river, minakshi ...
Madurai, situated in southern Tamil Nadu, is a district with its headquarters in Madurai city, on the banks of Vaigai river.
It is more than 2,500 year old and is an important cultural and commercial centre, Madurai, once the seat of Tamil learning and still the place where Tamil Language is spoken in its purest form, is an ancient city planned in the shape of a lotus.
Madurai is connected to all major centres in the country by express trains.
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 Madurai - Wikitravel
Madurai is one of the major cities in Tamilnadu and home to the Meenakshi Temple.
Madurai is the hometown for TVS motors, a major automotive corporation in india.
The restaurant is located in a small hill and the climate is also better when compared Madurai city, also the restaurent is away from the Madurai vehicle noise and has a very pleasent atmosphere.
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 Madurai Tour in India,Madurai Tour in Tamilnadu,Tour to Madurai India,Madurai Tour Package,Tour Package for Madurai ...
Madurai happens to be the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu besides being the second largest city in the state.
Madurai is believed to have been built by the Pandyan King Kulasekara.
Madurai's history can be divided into four periods, beginning over 2000 years ago, when it was the capital of the Pandyan Kings.
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 AllRefer.com - Madurai, India (Indian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Madurai is also an educational and cultural center and a market for tea, coffee, and cardamom.
The Carnatic Nawabs then gained control and in 1801 ceded it to the British (see India).
The Nayak palace (17th cent.) is a notable building in Madurai.
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 Madurai in Tamil Nadu, Madurai Tourism in Tamil Nadu - Destination India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Madurai, originally known as Madhurapuri got its name from the falling of divine nectar from Lord Shiva's rocks.
After the fall of Vijaynagar, in 1565, the Nayaks ruled Madurai till 1781 A.D. Major portion of the Meenakshi temple was constructed during the Nayak regime.
During the rule of the Nayaks Madurai became the cultural centre of the Tamil people.
www.destinationindia.com /travel_guide/tamil_nadu/madurai.html   (639 words)

  
 Welcome to Madurai - Festivals
Legend says that Lord Vishnu, as Alagar, rode on a golden horse to Madurai to attend the celestial wedding of Goddes Meenakshi with Lord Sundareswarar (Lord Siva).
A “Lila” or play is performed where the temple priest recite the stories of Lord Siva in 64 miracles, which protected the city of Madurai from adversity.
This festival is held in honour of Goddess Meenakshi in all her forms, which embody fury, compassion and wisdom.
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 Review On Madurai by oldmonk - MouthShut.com
On the day the city was to be named, as Lord shiva blessed the land and its people, divine nectar (Madhu) was showered on the city from his matted locks.
Madurai Airport is 10 Kms away from Madurai City.
Madurai is an important railway junction of the Southern Railway and is directly connected to Chennai and Tirunelveli.
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 Welcome to Madurai - Tourism
Synonymous with Madurai is the Meenakshi Sundareswarar twin Temple, the pivot around which the city has evolved.
It is located 8 Kms South of Madurai Railway Junction.
The temple is situated on a hill amidst panoramic surroundings.
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 MaduraiMeenakshi.org
According to legend, the sacred Suyambulingam discovered by the king of Gods `Indiran' at Kadambavanam, was later enshrined by him in Madurai.
The temple was restored to its pristine glory in the late 14th century when the Hindu Kings came back to power in Madurai.
This can also be termed as a new beginning of a new era in the history of the temple, when it was almost rebuilt.
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 Madurai History - Madurai4u.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On the day the city was to be named, Lord Shiva is said to have appeared and drops of nectar from his hair fell on the town.
Madurai has a rich historical background in the sense that Lord Shiva himself performed sixty-four wonders called 'Thiruvilaiyadals'
Madurai flourished till 10th century AD when it was captured by Cholas the arch rivals of the Pandyas.
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 Photos of Madurai - India Travelogue
Madurai is an ancient city, documents record its existence from the 4th century B.C. It was the capital of the Pandya dynasty, a center of learning, and the mother city of the Tamil literature.
Sri Meenakshi temple is in the heart of Madurai.
Along the massive outer walls stand four gopurams or towers, the tallest being the south gopuram with a height of 160ft.
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 Interesting information about madurai
First Tamil Number Plate was issued, in Madurai, to Mr.Tamilkudimagan (late M.P.) in 1972 for his Royal Enfield Motorcycle.
It is actually catching up with the trend of looking southwards for patronage set by Kamal Hassan, a few months ago, for his film 'Sandiyar' (this title to be changed due to some problems).
As the facility was not available on district court premises, special permission was obtained from the High Court to hold a sitting in the office of the Madurai City Police Commissioner.
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