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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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Address: Inside Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India

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Government should take care of such historical artefacts. Beautiful Nataraj Statue is very attractive.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Government should take care of such historical artefacts. Beautiful Nataraj Statue is very attractive.

Thank Preethi N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thousand pillars was awesome for photography. Art, carvings were outstanding It also has collections of different kingdom. “A brilliant work with 1000 pillars built before 1000 years”

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Meenakshi Temple and passed through these long rows of stone pillars, which are hollow and make sound when you knock on these! It is amazing to see such fantastic historical architecture...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is nice place to visit in Madurai and has good scenic view. It is quite popular with the local people

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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