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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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Address: Inside Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India
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For me, the best section of the Meenakshi temple. The collaboration evident in the stone structures combining the crafts and symbols from different cultures may only be evident to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me, the best section of the Meenakshi temple. The collaboration evident in the stone structures combining the crafts and symbols from different cultures may only be evident to you with a guide, so I would recommend bringing one for this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am surprised why this places is not included to the world wonder's list !!! The stone arts in Aayiram Kaal Mandapam is extremely beautiful and made 5000 years back.... each pillars implies the care taken by the statue makers from how they captured even the small details. The engineering and art was at it's best portrayed here... I would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 August 7, 2016

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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Chennai (Madras), India
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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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