Photo Of The Day: Meenakshi Temple

Take a glance at this photo of the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, India. With this still taken by Keith Pennington, it’s not too much to ask to envision yourself there. The market within the temple is colorful and vivacious, and bustling with activity. Founded during the Pandya times, the temple was completely rebuilt by the Nayakas. Most of the structures today in the temple date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The temple is located in the heart of Madurai, a 2,500-year-old city. Attracting nearly 15,000 visitors a day. You can place a safe bet on this market being busy should you find time to visit.