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Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 6
Number of Halting Trains: 69
Number of Originating Trains: 23
Number of Terminating Trains: 23
Jn. Pt. DG/BDNK/VPT/MNM, West Veli Street, M Ph No: 0452-2743799, 2741597, Madurai 625001
State: Tamil Nadu
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Division: Madurai
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Apr 25 2020 (19:12)   12635/Vaigai Superfast Express | MDU/Madurai Junction (6 PFs)
Harsha Vardhan Reddy   196 blog posts
Entry# 4617405            Tags   Past Edits
If you're traveling in Vaigai express ... Then Don't miss trying any varieties supplied by Pantry..
One of the best and cleanly maintained pantry every item samosa,Kesari,sweet Chapati,soup,bajji, biryani tastes good..

May 07 2020 (14:40)
Covid Vaccine arrived finally
Brandon12663^~   26008 blog posts
Re# 4617405-1            Tags   Past Edits
Better than MDU Tejas?

May 07 2020 (17:49)
Guruvayur Express
RANGARAJANTPJ~   1592 blog posts
Re# 4617405-2            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
It is also a record maker MG record
Tejas recently launched but vaigai has historical importance

May 07 2020 (19:32)
Covid Vaccine arrived finally
Brandon12663^~   26008 blog posts
Re# 4617405-3            Tags   Past Edits
That's true
It's nostalgic afterall..

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Apr 15 2014 (19:20)   SVPR/Srivilliputtur (2 PFs)
Siddharth S^~   23531 blog posts
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

May 14 2014 (12:02)
krish   494 blog posts
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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 :)

May 14 2014 (19:09)
Siddharth S^~   23531 blog posts
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

May 14 2014 (19:34)
Jay Pacific*   7359 blog posts
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.

May 14 2014 (20:23)
Siddharth S^~   23531 blog posts
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

May 15 2014 (09:51)
krish   494 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.

May 15 2014 (09:59)
krish   494 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.

May 15 2014 (10:01)
krish   494 blog posts
Re# 1059034-7            Tags   Past Edits
Hope you were also cherished by the SVPR famous Palgova :)

May 15 2014 (20:10)
Siddharth S^~   23531 blog posts
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Of course!!!
Apr 22 2019 (10:32)   22672/Madurai - Chennai Egmore Tejas Express | MDU/Madurai Junction (6 PFs)
Pandian SF Express
RKrishnan^~   3598 blog posts
Entry# 4298266            Tags   Past Edits
This below catering Menu is only for 22672 MDU - MS Tejas express...22671 MS MDU Tejas express catering menu is different..!!
I was onboard Tejas express to chennai on 19/04/19..!!
1. Rail neer bottle
2. Snacks Hot samosa with tomato ketchup, barone chocolate, haldirams salted peanut (this might vary for each day), parle biscuit, Tea/Coffee. This snacks served as soon as train departs MDU
and after TPJ it is served for TPJ boarding peoples.
3. Hot Tomato soup with bread sticks served while the train crosses VRI station...
4. Dinner as shown in pic...Menu will be written on top see it...!!
5. Finally Ice cream...That's all...!!
The best part of food was Tomato soup....Spicy Hot tomato soup with breadsticks combo...!!

Oct 20 2020 (00:38)
sudhakar37   19 blog posts
Re# 4298266-1            Tags   Past Edits
Do not be so proud man. The same menu is being served in the train 12244 Coimbatore - Chennai central Shatabdi express (toilets stink because of slow flush or no water). Shame on the indian railways.

Oct 20 2020 (09:15)
Pandian SF Express
RKrishnan^~   3598 blog posts
Re# 4298266-2            Tags   Past Edits
U should have made a complaint rather than posting here and I clear one thing when I went in tejas all maintained well food was also good so I posted a Positive review here....Don't make a decision by seeing only one train like whatever u said and blame IR...Hope u understand.
Jun 21 2020 (17:25)   MDU/Madurai Junction (6 PFs)
Karthik.iyer27^~   33134 blog posts
Entry# 4654774            Tags   Past Edits
Festivals and Events in Madurai.
Pongal (Harvest Festival) – January : Pongal or the Harvest Festival is celebrated by way of paying tribute to the Sun, Nature and cattle for helping them with a rich harvest. The 3 day festival is celebrated with great pomp and splendour. Bogi is celebrated the first day. Homes are given a fresh lick of paint and old articles are removed. The second day is Pongal, the main festival. Sugarcanes, Pongal (a sweet variety of rice) and festoons of mango leaves mark this auspicious day. Mattu Pongal
is celebrated the third day. On this day people pay tribute to the cattle for bringing in prosperity.
Jallikattu (Taming the Bull) – January : The most popular sport in Tamil Nadu is part of the pongal celebrations. This game of valour is held in the villages with great pomp and splendor though only as a popular sport. People from the neighbouring villages throng the open grounds to watch man and beast pitting their strength against each other.
Chithirai Festival (April/May) : It is celebrated every year on the Full moon day of the Tamil Month Chithirai. (April/May). Legend says that Lord Vishnu, as Alagar, rode on a golden horse to Madurai to attend the celestial wedding of Goddess Meenakshi with Lord Sundareswarar (Lord Siva). This festival is marked by solemnity and serenity.
Festival of the Cradle (June- July) : During the festival the deities – Goddess Meenakshi and Lord Sundareswarar (Lord Siva) are taken in procession to a mirror chamber. For nine days they are on a swing, which rocks gently.
Avanimoolam Festival (August / September) : This festival during August / September celebrates the coronation of Lord Sundareswarar (Lord Siva). Daily A “Lila” or play is performed where the temple priest recite the stories of Lord Siva in 64 miracles, which protected the city of Madurai from adversity. One among is Coronation would be performed for Sundareswarar and another Significant one is Lord Sundareswarar (Lord Siva) carrying soil for earning pittu would be enacted.
Navarathri (Nine nights) Festival (September) : Goddess Meenakshi, During this nine day festival, would appear in a separate dress and look every day and bless the devotees at the `kolu mandapam’ in Amman Sannidhi. The entire temple would be lit in colour lamps and the dolls would be arranged in a manner to find a niche in the hearts of the devotees. This festival is held in honour of Goddess Meenakshi in all her forms, which embody fury, compassion and wisdom.
Dance Festival (January/ March/ November/ December) : A dance festival is being organized by the Tourism Department for Fifteen days. Exponents of various dances forms from all over the country perform in this festival.

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Nov 12 2019 (23:28)   22672/Madurai - Chennai Egmore Tejas Express | MDU/Madurai Junction (6 PFs)
Prasath Krti   1 blog posts
Entry# 4486563            Tags   Past Edits
automatic curtain and LCD are not working. in C7.Coaches are not cleaned during the entire journey. flushing problem also exists.Except the speed and travelling time this train is not worth trying
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