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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

Inside Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India
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Ranked #3 of 26 Attractions in Madurai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Madurai, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Dont miss the place ,rich in cultural heritage if you want to see the architechtural beauty come here

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

So many pillars kept closely form a beautiful architecture to see and remember. The idol of God and the sculpture is excellent.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

aligning a 1000 granite pillars where in every view... all the pillars are in a straight line with each and other... considering the technology now and the 16th century...

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Chennai (Madras), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The 1000 pillar mandapam within the Meenakshi temple premises - near the East gate - is a must for any visitor and not to be missed even if you have just 10-15 minutes time to spend! The sculptures are spell binding. Well laid out, spacious display and well maintained. For Indians entry is just Rs 5 and camera is allowed... More

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Mumbai
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

the thousand pillars mandapam is breathtakingly beautiful. non hindus and foreigners can visit this place and it is a must see in madurai visit. there are so many exhibits which are superb.

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Bangalore, India
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Must Visit place in Madurai !Tells about the Architectural ability of people in creating such a thing even during non technological days

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Madurai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place is within Meenakshi Amman Temple and is a terrific beauty. You have an entrance fee now and kudos to the team that well maintains this place. Photography enthusiasts its time to try out your skills here.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very huge pillars (more than 400), great view and if you are good in photography, you get a better place for your trust. Museum, very badly maintained and noting to get impressed. ceilings are stunning and get the feeling of proud and appreciation. Timing is 9 to 5 only. but got wrong infm from local guide book saying opened till... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Architectural splendor inside the majestic temple. This place needs improvement in terms of maintaining and exhibiting the sculptures which are the treasures of our ancient India.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Majestic Temple that the temple town is famous for. The Aayiram kaal Mandapam which means a hall of 1000 pillars is a treat to watch. Not suprising why the people of madurai call it as a Wonder. Yes its a wonder that has a very beautiful architecture PRIDE of madurai

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