A south Indian wedding at the holy city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, is indeed a unique experience. Madurai is the home of the historic Hindu temple Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple or Meenakshi Amman Temple. I am not really a ‘temple’ person, but I must admit that this temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva (in the form of Sundareswarar or Beautiful Lord) and his consort, Goddess Parvati (in the form of Meenakshi) is indeed very impressive.
Beautiful as it may be, I did not go to Madurai to be a tourist but to attend a wedding. Dhilip and Nilini’s wedding was indeed, as expected, a wonderful and colorful one. I could not stop admiring the women’s incredible fine silk Kanchipuram sarees, so I ended up getting one for my wife as well.