Thousand Pillar Temple, Warangal

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Experience serene atmosphere and see the cultural, religious, and architectural heritage of ancient India at Thousand Pillar Temple. Built by Rudra Deva of Kakatiya dynasty in 12th century in Chalukyan style, this temple honors Lord Shiva, Surya, and Vishnu. Observe the famous thousand pillars encircling three main shrines and several minor shrines and lingams. This star-shaped building is full of ancient carvings, including a carving of a Nandi bull manifested in a black basalt monolith, as well as rock-cut elephants and perforated scenes and images characteristic of the sovereign dynasty. Plan your Thousand Pillar Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Warangal using our Warangal online visit planner .
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  • Temple is situated in the city neat nit warangal( 6 km).Architecture of the temple is very nice and a must see during a trip to warangal. Some part of the temple is still under ASI for restoration wor...  more »
  • I visited this temple back in February 2017. Started early from Hyderabad and reached Warangal at around 9. This was the first place I visited and it was pretty calm and peaceful at that time. Number ...  more »
  • The Thousand Pillar Temple or Rudreshwara Swamy Temple is a historic Hindu temple located in the town of Hanamakonda, Telangana State, India. It is dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Surya. The best archi...  more »
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  • A historic stone carved temple, with intricate artwork sculpted onto every surface. It's lost parts are currently being reconstructed. A nice place to visit if you're in Warangal.
  • Amazing construction. Its great to see it standing after almost 800 years. Government will have to take more interest in the place.
  • Present the temple is under renovation but a great shiva temple. It is completely visible as it's just beside the road. Sculpture is great on Temple walls.
  • Most Cleanest place I have never seen with an area of 2-3 acres.there is no need of ticket for entry but you have to leave your footwear at wardrobe merchant with minimum cost inside the entrance gate to the left of you.you can spare a minimum of 30minutes to watch ideals of temple(MANDAPAM).you will find tortoises in the square pond and old architectural stones to your left.another MANDAPAM is in reconstruction&renovation in front of the past one.
  • Very nice place. have to see marvelous carving of rocks.. and Lord shiva.

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