Constructed during the era of the Raya clan, Raya Gopuram is an amazing gopuram (majestic pillar) in the premises of Meenakshi Temple. Unlike other gopurams, it holds a special significance among the visitors. The reason that lies behind it is its incomplete structure. The visitors get fascinated on seeing this 'incomplete' gopuram. Despite being half-completed gopuram, it is carved beautifully.
It Is Known For:-
1) Raya Gopuram is the only pillar that is half-constructed in the premises of Meenakshi Temple. It stands on the West direction of the shrine
2) Though it is a half-built gopuram, it carries the beautiful carvings done on it
3) Since it surrounds Meenakshi Temple from one side, the look of the temple becomes appealing due to its unique construction
Best Time To Visit:-
Raya Gopuram is a unique architectural feature of Meenakshi Temple. People visit to see the unique gopuram frequently. Due to its location, it can be visited during any time of the year, keeping in mind with the level of comfort of the visitor.
Raya Gopuram can be reached easily because it is located in the premises of Meenakshi Temple. The local buses, cabs, and autos are available in plenty for commuting to and from Raya Gopuram.
Nearest Railway Station- Madurai Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Chennai International Airport
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