• By Lalita Ramakrishna
  • November 19 2019


As Lord Siva steps in to marry Meenakshi, the austere digambara turns magnificent. Meenakshi is the queen of Madurai and their marriage is a celebrated event.  


“After Meenakshi defeated all the soldiers and generals at the place, Siva himself came to fight the undaunted queen. As soon as Meenakshi saw him, the prophetic words uttered at her birth came true as she was overpowered with love for Siva.”


“In north India, the event is observed in a different style. Parvati’s penance and attainment of Siva as her consort is enacted during all marriages.”


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Also see 

1. Meenakshi Temple inside, see pic 9 for Siva Parvati marriage

2. Meenakshi Temple Madurai

3. The Kailash Mansrovar Yatra is Sanatan, eternal

This article was first published in the February 2015 issue of Tattvaloka, the Splendour of Truth. Tattvaloka is published under the aegis of the illustrious 9th century Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetham, and the Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya of Sringeri. This article is courtesy and copyright Tattvaloka ( You can subscribe online at . Cost is Rs 496/ for one year (12 monthly issues) print, Rs 1,390 for three years, Rs 11,900 for Lifetime subscription.


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