Vandiyur Mariamman Temple - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Madurai Junction): 5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: On NH 49, Towards The Banks Of Vaigai River

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 5 Kms from Madurai Junction Railway Station (on NH 49, towards the banks of Vaigai river), Vandiyur Mariamman Temple is built in the memory of Lord Vigneshwara. It is a popular temples near Madurai city.

It has a huge tank in the compound of the temple and is the biggest tank in the region of Tamil Nadu. The tank is filled with water all year long and the idol of the temple too was obtained from the bottom of the tank, while it was dug in the olden times and hence the temple was constructed at that place itself. So the tank gained its popularity since then and the temple too was constructed in its memory.

Float festival is conducted in the month of Jan/Feb in the tank in a colourful way, which attracts thousands of tourists.

Timings: 8 AM to 7 PM