The temple is a major pilgrimage destination within the Shaivism tradition, dedicated to Meenakshi Devi and Shiva. However, the temple includes Vishnu in many narratives, sculptures and rituals as he is considered to be Meenakshi's brother.This has made this temple and Madurai as the "southern Mathura",one included in Vaishnava texts.
In Alagar hills lord “Thirumal” is located in the name of “Alagar” and so it is called Alagar hills. This Vaishnavite temple has the unique reputation of the lord’s revelation to the Pandya king Malayathuaja Pandian and Dharma Devashai. The episodes of Alvars have added to the honour of the temple. One hundred and twenty three vaisnavite hymns describe the glory of the temple.
Thirumalai Nayak is one of the most beautiful places in the whole of South India.The construction of the Thirumalai Nayak Palace was supervised by an Italian architect and as a result, the Thirumalai Nayak Palace exhibits an excellent combination of the Dravidian, the European as well as the Islamic schools of architecture.
The Puthu Mandapam was it always a bustling area of commerce with traders and customers alike thronging the shops, From the memory of any Maduraiite, the Puthu Mandapam is always remembered and used for a big shopping experience, as the entire place is stocked with various stalls of merchandise.
Tirupparankunram Murugan Temple is a Hindu temple and one of the Six Abodes of Murugan, located at Tirupparankunram. The temple is built rock-cut architecture dating back to the Pandya period of 6th century and the life sized sculptures in the mandapas of the Nayaka period during the 16th century.
The tank is connected to Vaigai River through an ingenious system of underground Channels. It has total of 12 long stairs (steps) made of granite on all four sides. The temple as well as the stairs was built by the King Thirumalai Nayak.