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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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Address: Inside Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India
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Dont miss this if you are at Madurai Meenakshi Temple

Its a 1000 pillar hall. What else to say. The pillars up front have these beautiful sculptures. The musical pillars - carved out of a single stone. A marvel. Must watch. If you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its a 1000 pillar hall. What else to say. The pillars up front have these beautiful sculptures. The musical pillars - carved out of a single stone. A marvel. Must watch. If you want to know more, then download the free audio guide Pinakin.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How brilliant human were at that century. Thousand pillar so erect, perfectly place one another so accurately.Such huge rock pillars carved so skillfully and a lined perfectly. Each pillar produce a musical note if u knot on them, Thats amazing. Its inside the Madurai Meenakshi aman temple by itself called as the AAYIRAM KAAL MANDAPAM ( Thousand pillars hall). There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

its also located in meenakshi amman temple.. when u r visit meenakshi amman temple must visit too here and enjoy

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Thank Sathish K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

It is a must for architecture and history buffs...the sculptures and artwork is simply dazzling in its intricacy in detail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This mandapam is inside the Famous Madurai Meenakshi temple. Very interesting thousand pillared mandapam. Has lot of sculptures carved on each pillar and it is very elegantly carved. There are many art pieces and some idols of gods and goddesses are placed in the mandapam. There will be an entry fee and it is worth paying to see the mandapam... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This place is inside the Meenakshi temple. This is big hall supported by a lot of pillars. Any one who visits the Meenakshi temple can also see this place inside the temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, Madurai is a part of the famous Meenakshi Temple and is by far the most popular tourist destination in all of Tamil Nadu. This generates immense revenue for the government and creates job opportunities for the weaker classes. I witnessed a blooming tourism industry around the temple which is completely centred around and dependent of it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The Mandapam and the museum is a great feast for a history buff. It reminded me my visit to the London museum depicting the Nataraja statue and a lot of idols in Panchaloha.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This is an osum place to visit inside Meenakshi temple, with about 1000 pillars in the hall.The Dhyana mandapa is so tranquil for persons who seek innner peace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Aayiram kaal mandapam is a part of the Sri Meenakshi Temple. This Mandapam built with 1000 pillars. The carvings and statues on each of the pillars are unique and fabulous. There is a Temple Art Museum in the hall where icons, photographs, drawings, and other exhibits of the 1200 years old history of the temple is displayed.

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