Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple – Rasi Nakshatra Vanam


The Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai has set aside 164 acres of forest to plant trees representing asterisms (nakshatra vanam), zodiac (rasivanam), and nine planetary positions (navagraha vanam) for pilgrims. The temple authority collects funds from the public to plant a tree for their zodiac and the same is maintained on the temple land.

C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre (CPREEC) is planting and maintaining the Rasi – Nakshatra vanam on the temple lands located at Koodalchengulam. Pilgrims give donations to the temple for the plantation and maintenance of the trees. A separate Illuppai and Kadamba grove has been developed and maintained by CPREEC. What a wonderful way of obtaining divine blessings!

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