The Prithu Mandapam Market is an old pillared hall located inside the
eastern entrance of the Madurai Meenakshi Temple. It is the best place
in the city for purchasing cotton fabrics. The market is full of shops
dealing with handicrafts, textiles and metallurgical articles. The skilled
tailors at the textile center, reproduce garments from cotton and printed
fabrics within a couple of hours. A government handicraft emporium is
also found here which offers handicrafts from all over India. After shopping,
one can relax at the Pottramarai tank located at the back of the market.