Night ceremony at Sri Meenakashi Temple

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As the evening draws in experience the extraordinary ‘Going to Bed Ceremony’ at Sri Meenakshi Temple. Each night the image of Shiva (in the form of Sundareswarar) is carried from his shrine to join his consort Parvati (in the form of Meenakshi) at hers, in another part of the temple.  This ceremony is chaotic and noisy but we feel its not to be missed if travelling to Madurai.  Each morning he is returned to his own place of rest. Please note non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the Temple’s main sanctum area but can witness the ceremony from a gallery outside.

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