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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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Address: Inside Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India

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1000 Pillar Hall in Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple (Museum)

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Madurai, India

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

One of the oldest and historic places in this city of Madurai, This aiyiram kaal mandapam as the name itself tells is a big mandapam of one thousand pillars built by the kings of the ancient times. Ancient and historical place to see when in Madurai.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Amazing and interesting thousand pillar mandapam, it has beautiful sculpture carved on each pillar elegantly . We were awestruck and feel that this itself should be added as a special item in the itinerary.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Government should take care of such historical artefacts. Beautiful Nataraj Statue is very attractive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

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”

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

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...

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