Thousand Pillar Temple

Thousand Pillar Temple, Warangal

Thousand Pillar Temple
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NIDHI A
Hyderabad District, India345 contributions
good
Sep 2021
really beautiful architecture. go there, relax and soak in the history. if possible engage a guide to understand better, but currently some renovation work is going on so cannot really see the 1000 pillar thing.
Written November 17, 2021
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Surya Katakam
Hyderabad, India1,401 contributions
One of the Best Architecture of Kakatiya Rulers
Dec 2020
Thousand Pillar is Temple is among the oldest temples of South India. It has been beautifully built with 1000 intricately curved pillars that are too close knit that they almost look like a wall around the temple.

Thousand Pillar Temple is Dedicated Rudrakeswara Swamy Temple which is located in Hanmakonda of Warangal District. This temple is also added to World Heritage sites recognized by UNESCO

This temple was Built between 1175-1324 CE by Rudra Deva King. Most of the Kakatiya Kings temples are constructed as Trikuteswara Temples, means Three Shrines together in one temple. this is also Trikuteswara temple with Three Presiding deities, Lord Vishnu, Shiva and Surya Deva.

The Temple as a Star shaped architecture and supported by the pillars that are richly curved.

Another Mesmerized part is Nandi Statue, Made up of Black basalt stone.

Ramappa Temple and Thousand pillar temples are the Best Example for Kakatiya's Finest art of construction and Architecture

Temple Timings:
Morning 05:00 to Evening 09:00 (All Days)
Written May 15, 2021
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Harish G
Hyderabad District, India5 contributions
Not worth hype and no covid measured
Jan 2021 • Family
Read too glorious reviewers but it's not worth all that. Compare it with old temples like Halebidu- Balur in Karnataka or Mahabalipuram this was quite average. A lot of it is under renovation apparently for eternity. Plus no measures whatsoever by Govt or temple trust even in times of Covid. Not worth all the hype. Better avoid.
Written January 23, 2021
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Sudha2410
Visakhapatnam, India480 contributions
Beautiful
Dec 2019 • Couples
Thousand pillar temple or Rudreshwara temple is a beautiful temple built by the Kakatiyas. It has some repair work being done by ASI right now. The carving around the door of Rudreshwara is exquisite.
Written February 12, 2020
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Denzel2014
New Delhi, India769 contributions
Small place, could be better maintained
Jan 2020 • Solo
I visited Warangal on sankranti day and the crowds were quite in control in this very popular temple around 10.30 am. No entry tickets and specific camera changes unless you want to do videography. The black soapstone is good but could be maintained better. Not sure if exposure to light and so much human touch is helpful to this stone
Written January 18, 2020
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TheWiseGuy
Hyderabad86 contributions
Place still being restored...
Dec 2019
Visited with my friend last week. Was bit disappointed with the overall experience.
The pillars are still being restored...iron scaffolding all over the place. Main temple was ok. Entrance to place was bit difficult to located. You need to go thru narrow lanes to reach the place. You have leave your footwear outside and walk on a pathway full of sharp stones to reach the place.
It may look good once the restoration is completed but right now you won't miss much if you skip it.
Written December 27, 2019
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M_Pratap
New Delhi, India15 contributions
Architecture marvel of Ancient India
Jun 2019 • Friends
One can only wonder how rich the Indian architecture was in the ancient times. However, the structure after which the temple has got it's name was closed for restoration and is likely to take a long time. However, structure of the main temple is also worth a close look.
Written November 5, 2019
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beyondtravel
Hyderabad, India1,964 contributions
Historic marvel
Oct 2019 • Family
A classic example of kakatiya dynasty architecture, with a thousand pillars, feministic carving of pillars and reminiscant temple of 11 th century of Lord rudra deva which is worshipped till date. Should go at warangal
Written October 20, 2019
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Bela
Mumbai, India475 contributions
Restoration
Oct 2019
It is ok structure
Functional temple
A small structure of 12th century
Parking available
Washrooms no idea
In a market place
Written October 16, 2019
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spav
75 contributions
Historical place
Sep 2019 • Family
This temple is lord Shiva temple.made up of thousand pillers..
Very famous in Warangal
We went with family and enjoyed a lot.good place to visit on festival day.
Written September 27, 2019
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