"Madurai Meenakshi Sundareswara temple, Unjal Mandapa, Ceiling Central [16th Century]"

The central portion of this Mandapa shows a scene of celestial marriage of Siva with Goddess Meenakshi. On the two sides of the marriage scene are seen Queen Mangammal and his Dalavay (officer). On the Southern and Northern sides of this scene are shown the Digvijaya (Victorious acts) of Meenakshi fighting with the Guardians of Eight directions (Indra, Agni, Yama, Niruruthi, Varuna, Vayu, Kubera and Esana). On the eastern side of the marriage scene is found the scene of the receipt of Royal Sceptre by Rani Mangammal from the Goddess Meenakshi.

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