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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, Madurai

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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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  • This is inside the Minakshi Amman temple and they are charging Rs. 5/- per head as entry ticket. Worth to watch. It is better to download pinakini app and go with the audio available in app. Inside ma...  more »
  • The Aayiram Kaal Mandapam is located inside the Marvel - "Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple". Can view the straightness of each pillar from one end of the hall. There are numerous paintings and sculpture...  more »
  • Aayiram Kaal Mandapam is very historical place for those who love old heritage buildings ,must see.best architect building.  more »