Monday, September 14, 2009
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, Madurai Torurism
Thirumalai Naicker Mahal is famous tourist spot in Madurai. It was recently renovated. The 248 pillars in the Mahal are 18 feet circumference and 18 feet to 35 feet height. The pillars in the Mahal are plastered in Chettinadu style. The architecture in the Mahal are in the style of Naichyar days. The dome decorated with Makara fishes, lotus flower, fishes holding the bouquet are wonderful.
In Dharbar where the King sits has 12 pillars and it’s shape is Octagonal. This Raja chamber was constructed with two walls, in between the walls air flow is possible so the King’s dharbar remained cool in summer months. The visiting time is between 9 and 1 in the Fore Noon and 2 to 5 in the After Noon. Entrance fee is between Rs. 2 to Rs.5. Taking photographs is free.