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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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Address: Inside Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India

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Great architecture, unfortunately covered up now

Great piece of architecure - 1000 pillared hall. I remember seeing this in my childhood - all open, free access, in all its pristine glory. The place now covered up, with an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great piece of architecure - 1000 pillared hall. I remember seeing this in my childhood - all open, free access, in all its pristine glory. The place now covered up, with an access fee, converted to a museum of sorts. Lost its original beauty now because of this conversion to a museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Thousand Pillar Hall, Located inside the Meenakshi Amman Temple Madurai. Pretty silent and mind blowing Architectural place inside the Temple. Each pillars have been sculptured with variety of designs and it has its own stories. You can also locate the replica of the Meenakshi amman temple being kept at this place and its a must visit when ever you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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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 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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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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