Thousand Pillar Temple Warangal Telangana Pictures Photo Gallery

Thousand Pillar Temple or 1000 Pillar Temple is a historic temple situated near the Hanamkonda - Warangal highway, in Telangana, India. 

Thousand Pillar Temple Warangal Telangana

The temple was built by Rudra Deva, a Kakatiyan ruler, in 1163 AD and was named as Sri Rudreshwara Swamy Temple. The Thousand Pillar Temple as the name states is decorated with 1000 richly carved pillars. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu Gods Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Surya. Warangal, also known as Ekasila Nagaram and Orugallu, is now one of the major tourist attractions in Andhra Pradesh.

The Rudreswara Swamy Temple, also known as the Thousand Pillar Temple, is a significant Hindu temple situated in Hanamakonda, Telangana State, India. It venerates Lord Shiva, Vishnu, and Surya. This temple, along with Warangal Fort, Kakatiya Kala Thoranam, and Ramappa Temple, has been included in UNESCO's tentative list of World Heritage sites.

The Thousand Pillar Temple, showcasing its ruins, is situated close to the Hanamkonda-Warangal Highway in Telangana State, approximately 150 kilometers (93 mi) away from Hyderabad. This temple is a remarkable example of architectural and sculptural excellence, boasting One thousand pillars. Adorned with intricately carved pillars, delicate perforated screens, exquisite icons, rock-cut elephants, and the monolithic dolerite Nandi, the temple stands as a testament to the craftsmanship of Kakatiya sculptors. The use of innovative techniques like the sandbox method in foundation strengthening highlights the skill and precision of these artisans in their flawless ivory carving.

Picture of Front view of Thousand Pillar Temple in Warangal, Andhra Pradesh India

Image of Bull or Nandi at Thousand Pillar Temple Warangal

Beautiful carvings of Natya Mandapam of 1000 Pillar Temple in Warangal Andhrapradesh

Thousand Pillar Temple Warangal Picture and Photo Gallery

The 1000 Pillar Temple in Warangal is around 150 km north-east of Hyderabad, the state capital. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the nearest airport, about 160 km from Warangal. Warangal Railway Station, on the on the Hyderabad – Vijayawada – Chennai - Kolkata route, is just 6 km away from the temple.


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