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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, Madurai

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Run a gauntlet between countless giant stone pillars and marvel at their elaborately carvings at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, a great hall belonging to the Meenakshi Amman Temple complex. With a total of 985 columns, this great hallway earned the title of the Hall of One Thousand Pillars. Built in 1579, this mandapa, or pillared outdoor hall, features exquisite columns with images of fantastic creatures, deities and demons from rich Indo-Chinese tradition, with each pillar displaying a unique unrepeated carving. Play some of the musical pillars and listen to some Carnatic music when you tap or hit them. Plan to see Aayiram Kaal Mandapam and other attractions that appeal to you using our Madurai tour planner.
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  • Worth to spend time there... Only some Rs. 10/- per pax as entry fee.. But we would feel as if in an Air conditioned space. We would be mesmerized upon seeing all those things!  more »
  • Its a ancient architectural excellence.....the view of the pillars is great, its a wonderful experience...  more »
  • Wow..!!! Mesmerising architecture, the corridor has a collection of 1000 pillars , which are made up of whole granite stone blocks and are carved into a masterpiece, this marvellous work were done ove...  more »