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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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Inside Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India
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This is what this room is called, but apparently there is something like 998, it is quite... read more

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If you are inside Meenakshi temple, you should visit this place. Its inside Meenakshi temple... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Inside Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India
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Reviewed yesterday

This is what this room is called, but apparently there is something like 998, it is quite incredible inside, wonderful carvings everywhere.

Thank JulieMcK61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are inside Meenakshi temple, you should visit this place. Its inside Meenakshi temple however you may need to pay a separate entrance fees for this one. If you are into architects, you will definitely love this place!

2  Thank Kaarthi K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's an attraction that's a part of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. It houses a mini museum, and charges a nominal entrance fee The pillars of this hall are arranged in perfect symmetry Each and every pillar has intricate designs and sculptures. And remember that all...More

Thank voodooblaster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A thousand pillar building in legentary Tamil it is aayiram kaal mandapam It is built in pandian season It has a thousand pillars and some pillar has is very big in radius and when we tik that pillars using some stick you hears a 7...More

Thank Thiruselvam768
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

History about ancient culture like coin paintings idols wood carvings ticket 5 per adult n 2 per child. Natarajar statue was stunning. See the pictures to know Abt the meaning of sivayanama n natarajar position meaning near exit.

Thank Agalyanithi S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The hall is consisting of 1000 pillars [as suggested by its name, Aayiram Kall Mandapam in local parlance]. The structures have been beautifully crafted and feast to eyes, especially to art lovers. The hall is located inside the famous Meenakshi Sundareswara temple. A nominal fee...More

Thank 225balasubramanians
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This was built around 2000 years back, each of the pillar is splendid master piece which holds this hall and the pillars have sculptures in it, telling us the history and rich heritage the Tamils had

Thank shankar n
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We stumbled across the Aayiram Kaal Mandapam while visiting the Sri Meenakshi Temple. This particular corridor in the temple is aligned with pillars, a thing of beauty! Just take a look at some of the photos other reviewers have uploaded!

2  Thank JenandNeil365
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This is inside the Meenakshi temple complex. It is a stunning hall with 1000 pillars. All pillars are arranged in a symmetry.

Thank easwaran_nn
Reviewed 3 October 2017

It’s inside the meenakshi temple at Madurai. Don’t miss this place and spend time during your temple visit. Photography not allowed inside the temple.

Thank Harikrishnan U
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Thiru I
5 June 2017|
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Response from yogindery | Reviewed this property |
sorry no knowledge about this.
7 May 2015|
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Response from VinodPonoth |
Only mobile phones are allowed. One can take a ticket for using the phone's camera. Had been to the temple day before yesterday.