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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  • As such nothing great about it, can finish in 10 min. Free chappal stand. Initially we were thinking o it as something grand, but not so. 1000 pillars are nothing but kind of a wall around main temple...  more »
  • During the long weekend of holi, we went to Warangal for a 2 day trip and visited this temple. It is constructed using so many pillars, so people named it thousand pillar temple as they were not able ...  more »
  • This is also an ancient temple of lord shiva built by Kakatiya kings of orugallu dynasty .the total pillars used in d construction of temple is 1000 so its called thousand pillars temple. Its located ...  more »
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  • State of the art architecture. Just wondered how beautifully carved stones were in the temple. Enjoyed being there. In the background image you can see Nandi too. India has a rich history which need to be percolated down to the citizens.
  • Historical temple conveniently located on the main road with proper paid parking. Part of it still under renovation. Worth visiting only when you are around that area otherwise worth giving a miss. No convenience / rest rooms facility around.
  • 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. Photography is prohibited. There's also a tank located inside the premises, which houses many turtles.
  • this structure was an old temple. the architecture in this pace is really amazing and the whole temple is build on a base which is raised from 1m above the ground and it is lord Shiva's temple... its a pretty good place to visit.
  • It's historical place and provides peace of mind by praying lord Shiva. Shiva rathri is celebrated very grandly at this place.parking is also provided to some extent for 4 and 2 wheeler

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