The city of Madurai in the South Eastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world and has been a functioning metropolis for over two thousand years.

At its heart lies something extraordinary – a temple to the Hindu Goddess Parvati and her husband consort, Shiva.  

1) Meenakshi Amman Temple Tamil Nadu India - Image Credit Flickr User Natacha Cornaz

2) Meenakshi Amman Temple Tamil Nadu India- Image Credit Flickr User Muvare