Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, Madurai
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. To visit Aayiram Kaal Mandapam on your trip to Madurai, use our Madurai route builder site .
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam Reviews
Its a hall with 1000 pillars ecah pillar is made of stone with amazing artwork of that priod of ruler such artistic and precise construction offers u a view to take amazong shots of buildings make sur... more »
The Thousand Pillar Mandapam, that is exactly what the Aayiram Kal Mandapam, is located near the Meenakshi Amman temple. A lot of shops are located here and you could pick some good craft and other it... more »
Best temple. Very neatly maintained. Crowded many times due to its historic value. Has electric shuttle facilities for handicapped and old people. Snacks are available. Toilet facilities. Everything is good .
With all modern equipments and technology I wonder even now we cannot build one like that, the beauty of the place tells you how great it is and how unique they are. For art and love for historic places people will love this place.
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