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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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Address: Inside Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India

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Wonderful stone sculptures kept in this Mandapam that houses the giant Dancing Nataraj in the centre of it. However, the number such statutes is dwindling day by day as there were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Wonderful stone sculptures kept in this Mandapam that houses the giant Dancing Nataraj in the centre of it. However, the number such statutes is dwindling day by day as there were many more earlier. Government and Temple authorities need to care for marinating the ancient treasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is the hall of a thousand pillars, as its Tamil name indicates. The pillars are an joy to see - both for their wonderful sculptures as well as the geometric precision of their placement.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is located inside Meenakshi amman temple. Once you enter Meenashi amman temple it will lead to this mandabam. It has ancient articles displayed around the mandapam built with 1000 pillars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This Mandapam is an integral part of Shri Madurai Meenakshi Temple. This project is an ancient architectural magic, which attracts millions of travellers in a year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Located within the famed Meenakshi temple. An architectural marvel in it's own right. Called as the "Hall of thousand pillars".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Also called, Thousand Pillar Hall, this is located inside Madurai Meenakshi Temple, and houses the Temple Art Museum. This is a veritable museum of Dravidian art and architecture. The Mandapam has 985 richly carved pillars. There is an entry fee for visiting this museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Everything is ok. Outside place is little chaotic, but inside ok. The authority maintains good discipline and strict time schedule. One can enjoy the place and surroundings

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I was told that this place is good for kids. Hence, decided to check it out. Overall, it was a good experience. The ambience is good. The models are good and kids do enjoy the experience. Coming to the food, since I am vegetarian, I am taking only about the vegetarian items. We liked the starters. There was a large... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Located inside Meenakshi Amman temple, this place has 998 pillars which is rounded off to say 1000 pillared place. This place requires entry fees and inside you can find a collection of drawings, coins, stone sculptures. One of the pillar said to produce the sound of metal, check it out yourself. At the centre, is a big natarajar statue.

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Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Brilliant and worth the visit. There are some musical pillers which are a miss not one. There is one oldest wooden gate which is very huge in size.

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