, Madurai has been inhabited since at least the 3rd century BCE.  There are a total of 369 primary, secondary and higher secondary schools in the city. , Madurai is one of the many temple towns in the state which is named after the groves, clusters or forests dominated by a particular variety of a tree or shrub and the same variety of tree or shrub sheltering the presiding deity. , Kazimar Big Mosque is the oldest Islamic place of worship in the city.  There are two government medical institutes in Madurai, Madurai Medical College and Homoeopathic Medical College, Thirumangalam and 11 paramedical institutes.  The city, along with the district, was resurveyed between 1880 and 1885 CE and subsequently, five municipalities were constituted in the two districts and six taluk boards were set up for local administration.  The first passenger flight, a Fokker Friendship aircraft was from Madras in 1956. It is dedicated to Meenakshi, a form of Parvati, and her consort, Sundareshwar, a form of Shiva.  The city is believed to be of significant antiquity and has been ruled, at different times, by the Pandyas, Cholas, Madurai Sultanate, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Carnatic kingdom, and the British East India Company British Raj. இப்பக்கத்தைக் கடைசியாக 30 திசம்பர் 2020, 09:53 மணிக்குத் திருத்தினோம்.  The Lady Doak college, established in 1948, is the oldest women's college in Madurai. Cotton crop cultivation in the regions with black soil in Madurai district was introduced during the Nayaka rule during the 16th century to increase the revenue from agriculture.  The airport identified as one of 35 non-metro airports for modernisation had a new integrated terminal building, which was inaugurated on 12 September 2010. These squares retain their traditional names of Aadi, Chittirai, Avani-moola and Masi streets, corresponding to the Tamil month names and also to the festivals associated. , Alagar Koyil is a celebrated Vishnu temple 21 kilometres (13 mi) northeast of Madurai situated on the foothills of Solaimalai. The period started with the rivalry between the Pandyas and the Pallavas, which in turn caused the revival of the Cholas. , Tirupparankunram is a hill 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) away from Madurai where the Hindu god Murugan is said to have married Deivanai.  Jallikattu is one of the most popular historical sport in Tamil Nadu, and is a part of the Pongal festival (harvest festival) Mattu Pongal celebrated during January. The city has a number of historical monuments, with the Meenakshi Temple and the Tirumalai Nayak Palace being the most prominent. The average literacy of the city was 81.95%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. Part of the city which falls under Thirupparankundram assembly constituency comes under the Virudhunagar Lok Sabha constituency.  Madurai is one of the few rubber growing areas in South India, and there are rubber-based industries in Madurai.  St. Mary's Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madurai.. He underwent training in Nagapattinam District and […] We ship with EMS, FedEx, UPS, and other! There are also two golden sculptured vimana (shrines) over the sanctum of the main deities. , With the advent of Small Scale Industries (SSI) after 1991, the industrialisation of Madurai increased employment in the sector across the district from 63,271 in 1992–93 to 166,121 persons in 2001–02. It is famous for its world acclaimed Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple. The bull taming event is held in the villages surrounding Madurai, and people from the neighbouring villages throng to the open grounds to watch man and bull pitting their strength against each other.  However, Madurai had the second lowest crime rate at 169.1 of all the cities in Tamil Nadu. Madurai is the third most populous, and probably the oldest, city in the state. In the 14th century, most of Tamil Nadu kingdoms were under Delhi Sultanites with Madurai Sultanate ruling this region between 1335–1378. He belongs to 2011 IAS Batch.  Water supply is provided by the Madurai City Corporation with overhead tanks and power pumps. The temple is a significant symbol for Tamils and has been mentioned since antiquity in Tamil literature, though the present structure was built between 1623 and 1655 CE. Madurai Kamaraj University (originally called Madurai University), established in 1966, is a state-run university which has 109 affiliated arts and science colleges in Madurai and neighbouring districts.  Mostly Dry weather prevails throughout the year. January 14, 2021.  Tamil poets of different epochs participated in these assemblies, and their compositions are referred to as Sangam literature.  It was constructed under the supervision of Kazi Syed Tajuddin, who is a descendant of Islamic Prophet Muhammad. Rahul said Tamil culture, history and heritage were needed for the future of India and should be respected by all— K Antony Xavier.  Madurai became independent from Vijayanagar in 1559 CE under the Nayaks. Thiru T. ANBALAGAN, I.A.S Thiru.T.Anbalagan, I.A.S., Collector of Madurai District. A study based on the data available with the Indian Meteorological Department on Madurai over a period of 62 years indicate rising trend in atmospheric temperature over Madurai city, attributed to urbanisation, growth of vehicles and industrial activity. Naanmadakoodal, meaning the junction of four towers, refers to the four major temples for which Madurai was known for.  An average of 2,000 farmers sell flowers daily at the flower market. The Cholas who were very active during the Sangam age were entirely absent during the first few centuries.  The most read Tamil language daily morning newspapers include Dina Malar, Dina Thanthi, Dina Mani and Dinakaran – all these newspapers have editions from Madurai.  With the advent of British rule during the 19th century, Madurai became the headquarters of a large colonial political complex and an industrial town; with urbanisation, the social hierarchical classes became unified..  The deity, Kallazhagar, is believed to be the brother of Meenakshi, the presiding deity at the Meenakshi temple.  Under the British Madurai prospered. Apart from telecom, BSNL also provides broadband internet service and Caller Line Identification (CLI) based internet service Netone. The temple chariots used in processions are progressively larger in size based on the size of the concentric streets. Hindoo Temples and Palace at Madura, a poem by L. E. L. 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