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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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Address: Inside Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Coimbatore, India

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 sculptures which shows the ancient culture of this region. Treat for historical researchers.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Aayiram Kaal Mandapam is very historical place for those who love old heritage buildings ,must see.best architect building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit when at the Meenakshi Amman Temple... Most pilgrims give this place a miss, but each of the pillars have a story to tell. Amazing place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This mantapam, located inside the Meenakshi Temple complex, also serves as a museum. It has a large number of monolithic columns supporting the roof, each one is different from the others. A large statue of Nataraja is at one end of the mantapam. There are several paintings from the 14th and 15th century.

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Vishakapatnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every one has to see who visits Amman Temple. It is inside the temple. When we made pradakshna it is at lest side. better to take guidance from temple team.

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Madurai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

A great place to see in close proximity and even touch the wonderful stone carvings and pillars . Some sections of this Museum lack proper maintenance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

It is actually the master piece of the previous civil engineering as all pillars are located both in straight and diagonal without any deviation. Really fantastic and marvelous. Nobody can imagine how it was located during past years without any latest technology. Very very high engineering skill.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The meenakshi temple in total has 1000 pillars. 984 of which are located in one place. This immaculately maintained place used to be the arts centre when the kings ruled this place. One can also experience the musical pillars. Pillars carved out of stone, when tapped produces the 7 musical notes. An architectural masterpiece. The statues carved out of granite... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Very famous in the local area. There are 1000 of pillars and admire to watch at every visit. It is part of Meenakshi Amman temple.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Must see place. Architectural wonder. At-least visit once in your lifetime. It reminds us of How great builders we were once ! Don't just rush after seeing the goddess, spend some quality time here exploring the Pillars. You will not regret it.

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