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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

Inside Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India
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a riot of colors.

This is a veritable art gallery within the main temple next to the sarovar. The roof is painted... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
neeleshkulkarni
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New Delhi, India
Marvellous ancient hindu architecture

This mandapam is unique structure in south India, with marvelous carving and elegance. It is worth... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Girish T
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Inside Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, India
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"stunning sculptures"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a veritable art gallery within the main temple next to the sarovar. The roof is painted regularly every 12 years.The motifs are amazing and the picture of Meenaxi ammal seems to turn in whatever direction you go.Each of the pictures painted on the...More

Thank neeleshkulkarni
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

This mandapam is unique structure in south India, with marvelous carving and elegance. It is worth visiting the place.

Thank Girish T
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Quieter part of the temple. Beautiful painting. Relaxing & meditative. Away from the crowds queing for blessings

Thank jacqui3744
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This is inside meenakshi temple. The architecture is magnificient but i feel the govt needs to do more to showcase our rich heritage and art . The entry fee is very nominal 5 for adults and 2 for kids. The explanations except on some are...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Great work of art and architecture. Worth the time spend in here. 1000 or so stone columns bearing the large structure. I tis part of the Temple and is used for worship.

Thank Sam E
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

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

Thank JulieMcK61
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 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!

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Reviewed 17 November 2017 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

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 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

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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
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SHB23
23 January 2018|
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Response from Girish T | Reviewed this property |
When the temple is closed you cannot enter the inner temple area. But you can visit the outer temple area. The Ayiram kal mandapam is in the inner circle..
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Thiru I
5 June 2017|
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Response from yogindery | Reviewed this property |
sorry no knowledge about this.
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VinodPonoth
8 May 2015|
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Only mobile phones are allowed. One can take a ticket for using the phone's camera. Had been to the temple day before yesterday.
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