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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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Address: Inside Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India
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A masterpiece that needs more attention and patronage

This historic construction that has 1000 Pillars as the name suggests is a engineering marvel of precision and symmetry. Amazing sculptures adorn the pillars. Currently housing a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This historic construction that has 1000 Pillars as the name suggests is a engineering marvel of precision and symmetry. Amazing sculptures adorn the pillars. Currently housing a museum, this place is within the Meenakshi Amman temple premises and has a entry ticket for a very marginal price. The exhibits her such as old coins, an ancient massive door of enormous... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

One of the key attractions inside the Madurai Meenakshi temple, as the name suggests this is a huge hall with 1000 pillars, each adorned with sculptures. The façade is quite breathtaking. That this was built 1000s of years ago is mind-boggling

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Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The carvings on the pillars are a must to see. During the olden time how much hand work to chistle out a sculpture can be adjudged by seeing each and every pillar. With our modern gagdgets, instruments and workmanship, even a replica cannot be made. See personally to enjoy yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Wow, what a fantastic place !!!! Well preserved sculptures. Beautiful workmanship. Unbelievable details by the sculptors of the bygone era. See the workmanship to believe it. History soaked environment and well maintained by the temple staff. Enjoy a piece of history in its finest form.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I born in madurai and lived there for 22 years. Every time i visit meenakshi temple. iw ill see this place as new with exictement

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I liked the great mandabam for its architecture and 996 pillars. Great and Peaceful place to sit and enjoy the historical monument.

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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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