Teppakulam World Famous Jigarthanda

Mariamman Teppakulam is a beautiful square tank spread over a huge area of almost 16 acres, located about 4 Kms East of Meenakshi Temple in Madurai City.  The tank is the scene of the colourful float festival held in January/February to celebrate the birth anniversary of King Thirumalai Nayak, who built this tank.  The deities of Meenakshi and Sundareswarar are placed in a float, called “Teppam”, decorated with flowers and illuminated with hundred of lights.  This float is taken around the tank to the sound of traditional music.  On the Northern side of the tank a temple is dedicated to Mariamman , a famous village deity of Tamil Nadu.




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