Thousand Pillars Temple is located in the middle of the Warangal city, this is near to Hanamkonda. This temple was constructed in the 1163Ad by the great king Rudra Deva. The architecture of the temple depicts the Chalukya style. In this temple, there are three presiding deities, Lord Shiva, Surya Deva and Vishnu. The temple is the one of the finest of arts of the Kakatiyas.
You will know more about culture and ancient architecture of our country by visiting the Thousand pillar temple. This is one of the most popular pilgrimage places in Warangal. A lot of devotees come from different parts of the state to offer the prayers in the temple and to get a glimpse of this wonderful construction. The architecture of this temple is star-shaped, it shows the work done by wonderful craftsmen of that glorious period. This wonderful temple is supported by pillars that are carved richly and you can see a huge Nandi made up of basalt stone. We can see many small lingam shrines in the garden around the temple. The Thousand Pillar Temple built on a platform and raised up to height 1 Metre from ground level. We can see the carving of elephants and perforated screens in the temple, which is characteristic of the prevailing dynasty.
In 2004 this temple was renovated by Government of India, Archaeological Survey of India. Some of the modern engineers have been working for further renovation of the temple. Thousand Pillar Temple along with Ramappa and Warangal fort is added in UNESCO list of world heritage sites. This temple is nearly 860 old. Richly carved Thousand pillars adorn the temple, they are constructed in a way that none of the pillars obstruct a person’s view of the shrine. This temple is one of the finest specimens of Kakatiya architecture and sculpture.
How to reach :
Thousand pillars temple is located in the center of the Warangal city. So, there is no issue with transport. TSRTC local buses are available from Kazipet railway station and Warangal railway station. There are also other means of transport is available like autos and cabs.
Where to Stay:
Haritha Kakatiya Hotel is the best hotel for accommodation; this is maintained by Tourism Department and budget hotels also available in Warangal for accommodation.