10+ Vintage Photos from the Temple Town of Madurai
As someone that appreciates memoirs of a time long gone, there’s little time I spend outside of my vintage bubble, where everything is shrouded in a grainy filter that catches imperfections and freezes memories in place. From priceless brass and bronze collections that have been passed on as heirlooms to black and white portraits that sit in a wooden box on my dresser, the vintage world always has me enraptured.
There are times when I can find something gorgeous from the past that can easily be added to my collection. However, there are times when I can only cherish them from afar, say, stunning finds from ancient civilizations, scripts scribed on palm leaves, or even vintage photographs and lithographs.
Behind the sepia and greyscale filters, they speak, quick and loud, into my conscience, prodding me to think about what a time it was! That’s the magic that makes me wanna take snaps even now. I want to capture moments to leave behind for someone else to find.
While that may still take time to achieve, I know of a few vintage photos from the temple town of Madurai that already take me on a tour of the past!
So go on and reminisce about it all!
Vintage Photos From The Temple Town of Madurai
1. Pillars From The Temple : (Vintage Photos Of Madurai)
2. Women Filling and Carrying Pots of Water in Madurai in 1904
3. A Peek Into The Meenakshi Amman Temple In Madurai
4. The Temple Streets Leading Towards The Meenakshi Temple In Madurai
5. Vintage Photo Of The Meenakshi Amman Temple Gopuram In Madurai
6. A Late 19th Century Image Of The Temple Corridor
7. Women Photographed at a Missionary School in Madurai
8. A Perspective Sketch Of The Choultry Of Tirumala Nayakkar
9. Vintage Transport Snapped In a Scenic Setting
10. A Perspective Of Madurai from The Vaigai River
11. Another View Of The Temple Streets
12. The Beautiful Stucco Work As Seen on the Gopuram
Vintage Photos From The Temple Town of Madurai : Fond Memories and Frozen Moments To Always Cherish
After all, a picture is worth a thousand words, even more, if it is historic. On the other hand, perusing through old albums and finding myself in settings that no longer exist today is a refreshing experience that I save for doing only after a long day of work or during a dull weekend. Somehow, it feels as though the characters in the pictures speak to me. As if they have stories to tell and glances to share instantly. They rush as if they have very little time until they lose my attention or are wrapped back and stowed away in a dark, dingy box. So they make their presence known.
They make it known to anyone that is willing to look beyond the sepia stained paper and the silverfish-infested albums. That is, anyone willing to learn of the story.
So which of the vintage photos from the temple town of Madurai do you like the most?
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Frequently Asked Questions
Which is the oldest temple in Madurai?
The Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple is one of the oldest and most well known temples in Madurai and was built by the then Pandyan emperor Sadayavarman Kulasekaran.
What is Madurai Meenakshi Temple Famous For?
The Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple is famous for the old temple architecture, large complex and the stunning deities- Meenakshi Amman and Lord Sundareswarar who dances on the left foot instead of the right foot as commonly seen.
Which thing is famous in Madurai?
The temple town of Madurai is famous for the Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai Jasmine or Madurai Malligai, Chithirai festival, numerous archaeological sites, the Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, Madurai Idli and Jigarthanda amongst many other things