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Thousand Pillar Temple

Thousand Pillar Temple (Warangal)

Thousand Pillar Temple, Thousand Pillar Temple tours, Visit Thousand Pillar Temple of Andhra Pradesh
Location : 4-km From Hanumakonda Crossroad In Warangal District
Architecture : Kakatiya Style of Architecture
Built By : Rudra Devi
Dedicated To : Lord Shiva, Vishnu And Surya

The Thousand Pillared temple is located at Hanumakonda. The carvings on the temple are quite beautiful. The Hanumakonda was the ancient capital of Kakatiyas of Warangal.

The famous "Thousand Pillar Temple" built in 1163 A.D. by Rudra Deva, is located between Hanamkonda and Warangal, the twin towns. An excellent model of Kakatiya architecture, built in the style of Chalukya temples - a star-shaped and triple-shrine, with perforated screens, exquisite icons and rock cut elephants. The Thousand Pillared temple are dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Surya. The extra attraction is the splendid six-foot monolith Nandi carved out of granite with a smooth finish. The one thousand pillars themselves are richly carved. Close by is one more famous temple of Bhadrakali, noted for its stone image of Goddess Kali, depicted in a sitting posture.

The Thousand Pillared temple is built on a 1m high platform on the slopes of the Hanumakonda hill, and has a majestic monolithic Nandi. The black basalt Nandi, a monolith, has a lovely polished finish.

There are many small lingam shrines surrounding the gardens. The temple is famous for its richly carved pillars, screens and detailed sculpture. The atmosphere is calm and serene with the echoing ringing of the puja bells, gentle chirping of the birds and the soothing cool breeze.

How to Get There

Air : The nearest airport is at Hyderabad, 157-km away.

Rail : Warangal has a railway station and is well connected by rail to important cities of India.

Road : APSTRC and Private buses connect Warangal with Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Karimnagar, Khammam and some other districts.

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