Thousand Pillar

Thousand Pillar Temple

Thousand Pillar Temple

The famous “Thousand Pillar Temple” built in 1163 A.D. by Rudra Deva, is situated between Hanamkonda and Warangal. An excellent example of Kakatiya architecture, built in the style of Chalukya temples–a star-shaped and triple-shrined, with perforated screens, exquisite icons and rock cut elephants. The temples are dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Surya. The added 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 another famous temple of Bhadrakali, noted for its stone image of Goddess Kali, depicted in a sitting posture.

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