Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mariamman Teppakulam, Madurai

Mariamman Teppakulam in Madurai is the biggest temple tank in Southern India. This is 5 kms east of the famous Meenakshi Temple and it is here annual float festival is organized.

The tank measuring 1100 ft by 950 ft is built by King Tirumalai Nayak in 17th century and is fed by water from Vagai river through an ingenious system of underground Channels.

At the center of the tank is a shrine of Lord Vinayaka.

48 comments:

Al said...

Spectacular, this is one of my favorite places you've shown us.

Abhinav said...

A nice post and informative.

Jeevan said...

Nice capture Rajesh! I wanna visit this place something.

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful tank.

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Lowell said...

This is pretty incredible, especially when you think of the engineering that went into building it in the 17th century! But it's also very beautiful!

joshidaniel.com said...

that's something interesting :)

Reader Wil said...

Again a magnificent building! Thanks for sharing.

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous to see these temples complete with water features, thank you for taking us on tour with you

Sylvia K said...

What a different and unusual capture, Rajesh, I've never seen a temple tank before! Incredible! All of that and beautiful, clear skies as well! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

HansHB said...

A great post!
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Andrew said...

Wonderful to see..

ewok1993 said...

how gorgeous, as always.

hope to see some of the temples when i go to india this summer :)

Carver said...

Beautiful shots. I love the reflection in the first shot.

Gary said...

Wow!! What workmanship to build this. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Leovi said...

A delicious place pretty pictures, India has endless artistic heritage.

Laura said...

beautiful...love the reflections in the first image!

NixBlog said...

Lovely photo of this impressive edifice.

Pietro said...

Fabulous Temple, and what a nice green place!

ladyfi said...

How beautiful!

Kim, USA said...

Wow it is beautiful!

SWF

Tina´s PicStory said...

so beautiful! :)

George said...

Your first photo is absolutely beautiful. The temple is magnificent.

VaishVijay said...

Thatz my home town and my parents place is about 10 mins walk from here! Every time I go to India I enjoy walking around this tank!

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Great view! Best wishes!

sceneoftranquility said...

17th century,indeed an old one.

eden said...

Wow, amazing structure!

Ruby said...

very beautiful. but we always seem to miss this place when we visit Madurai.

Regina K said...

Wow such intricate details, beautiful!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

This is a tank, not a temple?

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Cassie said...

I've never heard of a temple tank before. It sure is a beautiful structure. Looks like carved ivory!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Beautifully captured

Joan said...

Gorgeous again!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How amazing -- I hope your will tell us more about the float festival sometime.

Chubby Chieque said...

A great temple photo and I love the reflections.

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Genie said...

I think this is the first temple you have shown us that is out on a little island. It is beautiful standing there so erectly. I bet seeing the flotilla is a special treat for the eyes. Wonderful capture. genie

Lighthousegal said...

Your photos are always so beautiful. India must be a beautiful place, full of wonderful architecture and such exquisite details in the structures. I am glad that you share a part of it with the blogging world.

John McElveen said...

PERFECTION!!!!!

John

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this serene place.

Forty Pound Sack said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this photo ~

Liza said...

Beautiful capture.

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Arumugam Easwar said...

Beautiful! Your post reminds of the by-gone days when I used to sit on the steps of the Teppakulam and enjoy the surroundings.

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

beautiful

Bushra said...

That's a mind blowing capture!

DeViL on WheeLs... said...

Just adding it to the list. Will surely help when I plan a trip to my parents. Thanks :)

Meoww said...

I dont remember ever going to the center of the teppakulam although i have been born and brought up in Mdu. Must do it soon....

AmitAag said...

Both are fine, but the first one is awesome!

ajeethboaz said...

Nice pics...
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Rajesh said...

I am glad you all liked this place.