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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, Madurai

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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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  • Government should take care of such historical artefacts. Beautiful Nataraj Statue is very attractive. 
  • 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” 
  • 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... 
  • Excellent architecture n historic
  • This 1000 plliar mandam blessed every year on the auspicious day of vaikunda ekadasi. Lord Ranganatha samy gave darshan to the devotees at this mandapam on that day
  • Nice place
  • Superb place to see and worship
  • Very interesting place with full spiritual vibration. Feel happiness here
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