Thousand Pillar Temple!

Thousand Pillar Temple is located near Warangal in Telangana state, India. It was constructed in the Kakatiya architecture by the Kakatiya dynasty in the 12th-13th century. There are innumerable rock pillars in the temple with exquisite carvings on them as well as the walls of the temple. The idols are Lord Siva, Vishnu, and Surya. The Thousand Pillar Temple is included in the tentative list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Thousand Pillar Temple, Telangana, India

A big sculpture of Nandhi is situated outside the main entrance of the temple and there were other deities engraved on the walls.  I was awestruck to relate that so many centuries ago people managed to compass and construct such magnificent structures and perfect carvings on the rock! Most of them appeared as geometric shapes and their combinations to me. Such a holy and peaceful place! It’s such an exquisite location to visit if you enjoy the art and heritage.

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