Madurai is one of the longest living cities in the world and a major city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu located on the Vaigai River. Meenakshi Temple is one of the largest temple complexes in India built between the 16th to 18th centuries. Apart from the estimated 33 million sculptures there, the temple is absolutely absorbing with the endless rounds of ceremonies, prostration of countless devotees and glittering market stalls. Thirumalai Nayakar Palace built in 1636 AD by King Thirumalai Nayak depicts the perfect blend of Dravidian and Rajput styles. Alagar Koil, Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple & Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple are other popular temples in the city.