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MDU/Madurai Junction (6 PFs)
மதுரை சந்திப்பு     मदुरै जंक्शन

Track: Double Electric-Line

Jn. Pt. DG/BDNK/VPT/MNM, West Veli Street, M Ph No: 0452-2743799, 2741597, Madurai 625001
State: Tamil Nadu

Elevation: 139 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern   Division: Madurai
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Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 6
Number of Halting Trains: 68
Number of Originating Trains: 19
Number of Terminating Trains: 19
Rating: 3.8/5 (134 votes)
cleanliness - good (17)
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food - good (17)
transportation - good (16)
lodging - good (17)
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sightseeing - good (16)
safety - good (17)

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Lodging
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Mar 25 2016 (22:39)   MDU/Madurai Junction (6 PFs)

Ankit Sharma~   2127 blog posts   235 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 1779455            Tags   Past Edits
AC waiting hall available at PF#1 at 10 rs per hour .
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Station Tip
Amenities
0 Followers
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Oct 05 2016 (23:52)   MDU/Madurai Junction (6 PFs)

akku   781 blog posts   633 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 2012777            Tags   Past Edits
Very strong and stable free internet by railwire at Madurai Railway station
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Station Tip
Pilgrimage
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5380 views
Apr 15 2014 (19:20)   SVPR/Srivilliputtur (2 PFs)

BMTIR*^~   21253 blog posts   7421 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 1059034            Tags   Past Edits
This Town is famous for the Andaal Temple, a great devotee of Lord Vishnu, who dreams of marrying Lord Vishnu and marries Him . This place is supposed to be around the garden where Andaal as a baby was discovered by her father, another great devotee of Lord Vishnu. The temple also stands an important role with its Gopuram (Tower) being the emblem of the Tamilnadu State Govt.
This Town is located 115 kms to North West of Tirunelveli and about 75 kms South West of Madurai, Rajapalayam about 10 kms and Tenkasi about 85 kms all well connected by State Transport buses operated by Tamilnadu Government. 12661/62 Pothigai Express provides daily connection to Chennai from here

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May 14 2014 (12:02)
க்ரிஷ் క్రిష్ ಕೃಷ್ കൃഷ് कृष   482 blog posts
Re# 1059034-1            Tags   Past Edits
And the TN government has chosen the gopura(tower) of this temple as its logo/symbol. The reason why SVPR temple tower was a choice from thousands of temple towers in the state is quite interesting. This tower doesn't have any sculptures depicting Hindu Gods which in turn stood as a secular symbol :)

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May 14 2014 (19:09)
BMTIR*^~   21253 blog posts   7421 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1059034-2            Tags   Past Edits
And the same is well maintained and one of the tallest too- It was actually a cherished moment when I took the snap

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May 14 2014 (19:34)
Trump Is The President*   6673 blog posts   1641 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1059034-3            Tags   Past Edits
Nothing secular about it. Vaishnava temples(In TN Iyengar) temples usually don't have sculptures in the gopuram. Anyways minorities in TN are under 5%. Vaishnava temple architecture is minimalist compared to the Shivite ones in Tamil Nadu.

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May 14 2014 (20:23)
BMTIR*^~   21253 blog posts   7421 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1059034-4            Tags   Past Edits
Well could be because major rulers of South were Shivaites and may be hence concentrated more on their architecture

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May 15 2014 (09:51)
க்ரிஷ் క్రిష్ ಕೃಷ್ കൃഷ് कृष   482 blog posts
Re# 1059034-5            Tags   Past Edits
I did not mean the secularism principles adopted by the constructors of the temple, but the logo selection committee was keen to choose such a symbol that can patronize the culture of TN and they ended up with 'Gopuram'. And in selecting gopurams they would have preferred SVPR whose temple tower is not having any scultptures, so that even Non-Hindus will not be hesitant to use the logo or keep the govt. documents bearing the logo.

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May 15 2014 (09:59)
க்ரிஷ் క్రిష్ ಕೃಷ್ കൃഷ് कृष   482 blog posts
Re# 1059034-6            Tags   Past Edits
However there is an other view that this temple tower is the west gopuram of Madurai Meenakshiamman temple. The artist who designed this monogram was Prof. R. Krishna Rao, who hails from Madurai. In 1948, he was appointed Head of the Department of Applied Arts in the Government School of Arts and Crafts in Madras, subsequently promoted as Vice-Principal and transferred to the Government School of Arts and Crafts in Kumbakonam. In 1968, he was appointed the Principal of the Government School of Arts and Crafts in Madras when the renowned artist K.C.S. Paniker retired from that post. In 1972, Krishna Rao joined Kalakshetra, Madras, as Director, Department of Art.It was Prof. R.Krishna Rao who conceived and designed the temple tower emblem of Madras State in 1949. The tower was built by Parakrama Pandiyan in 14CE AD. One can view very few sculptures on this tower.

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May 15 2014 (10:01)
க்ரிஷ் క్రిష్ ಕೃಷ್ കൃഷ് कृष   482 blog posts
Re# 1059034-7            Tags   Past Edits
Hope you were also cherished by the SVPR famous Palgova :)

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May 15 2014 (20:10)
BMTIR*^~   21253 blog posts   7421 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1059034-8            Tags   Past Edits
Of course!!!
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Station Tip
Auto/Taxi/Bus
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1242 views
Aug 30 2016 (18:43)   MDU/Madurai Junction (6 PFs)

RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11027 blog posts   2554 correct pred (83% accurate)
Entry# 1976531            Tags   Past Edits
Quick guide for Kodaikanal bound tourists from MDU.
1) Exit from the station. Walk ahead. Take a right turn.
2) Walk to the traffic signal to reach Periyar bus-stand.
3) Take a local bus to Arapalayam bus stand. Bus#48 is one of them. It'd take 15 minutes and Rs.9/- in the bus.
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From Arapalayam bus stand, take the bus to Kodaikanal, it'd take 3.5-4 hrs and Rs. 62/- for the journey.
5) In return, the last direct bus to MDU from Kodaikanal is at around 17:15. So DO NOT plan a departure later than that.
6) In case you get late, you can get a Dindigul bound bus to Batlagundu (from where you can change for MDU) but even that service isn't available after 19:30.
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Station Tip
General
0 Followers
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May 25 2016 (10:50)   MDU/Madurai Junction (6 PFs)

ravoof45   6 blog posts
Entry# 1863265            Tags   Past Edits
AC waiting room is available on Platform Num 1 for Rs 10 per person per hour. It is full all the time.
It is good and clean.
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Station Tip
General
0 Followers
1487 views
May 25 2016 (10:54)   MDU/Madurai Junction (6 PFs)

ravoof45   6 blog posts
Entry# 1863270            Tags   Past Edits
Clock room is available on Platform Num 1 near ticket counter main entrance . Lock is compulsory otherwise they don't accept your language .
It cost 15 Rs for each bag. Transportation is good you will get buses and auto to.
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Station Tip
Amenities
0 Followers
3302 views
Nov 10 2013 (09:47)   MDU/Madurai Junction (6 PFs)

Kishor*^~   4495 blog posts   123 correct pred (62% accurate)
Entry# 901422            Tags   Past Edits
In station area, SBI has provided a 'coin vending machine' .
It works automatically.
One just needs to insert Ten Rupee note...
and
Two rupee coins come rushing out...
Even
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if coins do not come out,
tenner will return back for your to re-try...

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Nov 10 2013 (10:19)
Gopal*^~   13725 blog posts   54383 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 901422-1            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks.I like the last line:)

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Nov 10 2013 (10:58)
Kishor*^~   4495 blog posts   123 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 901422-2            Tags   Past Edits
Machine is very intelligent ...
I was just listening to the rock music of falling coins every insert of Ten rupee brought ...
and beauty of this machine is such that no security guard is posted to ensure security...
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Station Tip
General
0 Followers
3240 views
Nov 10 2013 (12:00)   MDU/Madurai Junction (6 PFs)

Konkan Railway*^~   13498 blog posts   12342 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 901678            Tags   Past Edits
Alight here to visit the queen of hill stations - Kodaikanal. Better bus & train connectivity to n from uphill than Kodaikanal Road Rly Station.

All trains halt here. One can hop into a Kodaikanal bound bus at Arapalayam bus stand, around 4 kms from Railway Station.

Best
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time to visit Kodaikanal: December to August
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Station Tip
Sightseeing
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Nov 10 2013 (20:25)   MDU/Madurai Junction (6 PFs)

maheshsunda*^~   4326 blog posts   31382 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 902356            Tags   Past Edits
Alight here for the Holy Thiruparamkundram and Pazhamudhircholai Muruga/Kartikeya Hillock Temples, two of His six abodes.

3587 views
Nov 10 2013 (20:40)
Guest: 3bf8e77e   show all posts
Re# 902356-1            Tags   Past Edits
Madurai Meenakshi temple too :)

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Nov 10 2013 (20:58)
maheshsunda*^~   4326 blog posts   31382 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 902356-2            Tags   Past Edits
There was already an entry by Iyer Ji on Meenakshi Amman Temple, so I deliberately left it out.
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Station Tip
Sightseeing
0 Followers
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Nov 10 2013 (09:55)   MDU/Madurai Junction (6 PFs)

Kishor*^~   4495 blog posts   123 correct pred (62% accurate)
Entry# 901436            Tags   Past Edits
Just outside the station, opposite side, facing row of shops have travel agency...
one can book local site seeing. and also customised tours available.
One day tour package is compact and quick to take one to nearly 14 spots in city...
As you move out of station, crossing road on opposite, just take right turn, and go inside the area, cross Two lanes, and
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on corner is 'Restaurant' that serves Nice food, and adjacent is Tea coffee stall,
that has some eatery too ...
But you need to wait on road side and collect your glass of tea coffee with snacks...
Lots of people gather...
arrounding area has lots of hotels,
Budget to luxury...
One can choose from...
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