Madurai

Published: 31.08.2010
Updated: 17.12.2012

Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India


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Madurai (Tamil: மதுரை and IPA: [mɐd̪ɯrəj]), is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Indian peninsula. It is an ancient and prestigious city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, situated on the banks of the River Vaigai in Madurai district. The city is widely known as the Temple City.

Madurai was the capital city of ancient Southern civilization. Madurai's cultural heritage goes back 2,500 years, and the city has been an important commercial center and has conducted trade as far as Rome and Greece since as early as 550 B.C.E.

  • Madurai Jain Heritage Center

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