Mariamman Teppakulam

The Mariamman Teppakulam is one of the most popular places of interest in Madurai. It is actually a big temple tank, which is situated quite close to another important tourist attraction of the city called the Meenakshi temple. The distance between the Meenakshi Temple and the Mariamman Teppakulam is only 5 km.

The Mariamman Teppakulam at Madurai is the biggest temple tank in the state of Tamil Nadu. The idol of Vinayaka was discovered when earth was dug out from this region, which is said to be dug out by Tirumala Nayaka. Following this incident, this place has been considered sacred by the people of the state. Therefore, this place has been transformed into a teppakulam or a tank.

The Mariamman Teppakulam of Madurai has been created to pay homage to Vigneshwara or Vinayaka. Vigneshwara is a deity closely associated with the religion of Hinduism. On the occasion of the Float Festival, innumerable tourists from different parts of the country come to visit the city. During this festival, which is organized between the months of January and February, not only the Mariamman Teppakulam but also the entire city of Madurai has a festive look.

Last Updated on 9/15/2011