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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  • Thousand Pillar is Temple is among the oldest temples of South India. It has been beautifully built with 1000 intricately curved pillars that are too close knit that they almost look like a wall...  more »
  • Read too glorious reviewers but it's not worth all that. Compare it with old temples like Halebidu- Balur in Karnataka or Mahabalipuram this was quite average. A lot of it is under renovation...  more »
  • We Indians are very fortunate to have a history that we can trace back to thousands of years...but with great heritage comes even greater responsibility to save, restore and maintain these structures for future generations. Each of the pillars are sculpted by some amazing artisans and the shiv king itself is a piece of wonder because it is very huge and a joy to behold... Warangal is growing so we hope that that the beauty and sanctity of this temple will also grow along...
  • Historical place still standing after 1000 years of construction. In the heart of the city and easily accessible. The architecture is splendid. Kids should be shown such places to make them understand out rich history
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