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Location : In Warrangal about 150 km from Hyderabad in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Built By : King Rudra Deva
Built In : 1163 AD (12th century)
Dedicated to : Lords Shiva, Vishnu and Surya
Major Attractions : Richly carved pillars and a magnificent black basalt Nandi bull

Thousand Pillar Temple – Where Sheer Size Is Just The Beginning

Warrangal about 150 km from Hyderabad is an ancient city in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is noted for its temples, lakes and wildlife. In this beautiful ancient city of Andhra Pradesh lies the marvelous Thousand Pillared Temple, built by King Rudra Deva in the 12th century. The famous Thousand Pillar Temple, built in 1163 AD, by king Rudra Deva is the most noticeable monument lying near the Hanamkonda-Warangal highway. Dedicated to Lords Shiva, Vishnu and Surya, this temple is visited by the tourists from all around for its one thousand richly carved pillars and a magnificent black basalt Nandi bull which are the unique features to this temple.

The Thousand Pillar Temple in shape of a star is built on a 1m high platform on the slopes of the Hanumakonda hill offering magnificent views of the surroundings. Besides, there are many small lingam shrines surrounding the gardens of the temple, detail sculptures, which are worth visiting.

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Top 5 Reasons To Visit Thousand Pillar Temple

Built by King Rudra Deva in 12th century, Thousand Pillar Temple is truly a marvel in temple architecture.

The main attraction of the temple are the magnificent thousand pillars. They are richly carved with figures of gods.

Another unique feature of this temple is the huge statue of Nandi Bull. It is made up of black basalt stone.

The temple which is in a shape of star, is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Surya. Thus is important to devotees of all three gods.

Spend some refreshing times in the calm environs of temple gardens that are pleasing beautiful and very well maintained.

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