shopping at Puthumandapam in Madurai

Puthumandapam area in madurai

Puthumandapam area in Madurai

After a long time I and my wife went to shopping in our Puthumandapam area in Madurai. It was a pleasant evening time. We parked our two wheeler out side that area and started walking in side the Puthumandapam.

Tailers in Puthumandapam area in Madurai

Tailors in Puthumandapam are, Madurai

First thing we saw  some of the tailors were busy in stitching different kinds of cloths ranging from school uniforms to drama dresses.

We bought five small size note book for Alan and to our church in Madurai form a book store. Pastor Sekar had a plan to distribute note books to a nearby village. So every family has to bring notebooks equals to the number of people in their house.

Fancy Store, Puthumandapam, Madurai

Fancy Store, Puthumandapam, Madurai

One section of the Puthumandapam is completely covered with fancy stores. The names of the shops were ranging from south Indian name to north Indian names. And most of the fancy stores were covered by village people and tourist as well.

Fancy Store, Puthumandapam, Madurai

Fancy Store, Puthumandapam, Madurai

Fancy stores were busy in selling bangles, sticker kungkunm, hair bands, ribbons, ready made mehandi, gold covering necklaces, chains, ear buds, colorful threads, naphthalene balls, hair pins, pouches, and etc,.

Next section of the Puthumandapam is covered with book selling shops. We bought a book about how to do different shapes and things using color papers  (origami – The Japanese art of folding paper into shapes representing objects ,  e.g., flowers or birds).

Silver Vessels Shop, Puthumandapam, Madurai

Silver Vessels Shop, Puthumandapam, Madurai

Another section of the Puthumandapam is covered with lots shops with silver vessels. You will find all sort of vessels which is needed in a marriage. All the shops were inside the temple campus and all the shops uses lights in the day time itself.

After we finished purchasing from that area, we came out of Puthumandapam. One lady was selling the famous Madurai Jasmin Flowers