1000 Pillars Temple

1000 Pillars Temple

About 1000 Pillars Temple :


The Thousand pillars temple which is located in Hanamkonda is one of the most important parts of the Warangal City. The temple was constructed in the 1163 AD by the great Rudra Deva. Every part of the temple depicts the typical Chalukya style of architecture. The Thousand Pillar temple has three presiding deities, Lord Vishnu, Shiva and Surya Deva. The temple stands as a statement of the finest of arts of the Kakatiyas.

Visiting the Thousand Pillar Temple is a must if you want to learn more about the richness of our country. Thousand Pillar Temple is a very popular pilgrimage center, in Warangal and thousands of devotees of all faiths come here to pay their homage and get a glimpse of this wonderful construction.

The temple has a star shaped architecture, which stands as a testimony to the expertise of the wonderful craftsmen of the glorious period. The amazing temple is supported by the pillars that are richly carved. You can find a huge monolith Nandi, made up of black basalt stone.



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1000 Pillars Temple History :


Many Hindu temples were developed under the patronage of Ganapati Deva, Rudrama Devi and Prataparudra who were of Kakatiya dynasty. The Thousand Pillar Temple was believed to be constructed during the period between 1175–1324 CE by order of the king, Rudra Deva. It stands out to be a masterpiece and achieved major heights in terms of architectural skills by the ancient Kakatiya vishwakarma sthapathis.

It was desecrated by the Tughlaq dynasty during their invasion of the Deccan. But the Nizam of Hyderabad Mir Osman Ali Khan donated 1 Lakh INR towards this temple.


1000 Pillars Temple Timings : 


Monday 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM


1000 Pillars Temple Visiting Hours & Pilgrim Services :


The day begins at the temple with "Suprbhatha Seva” ceremony at 5.00 AM Rudrabhishekam will be performed at 6.00 AM.


Ashtotharam Rs  20-00
Rudrabhishekam Rs  100-00
Rudrabhishekam (one Month) Rs  501-00
Ekadasha Rudrabhishekam Rs  516-00
Shiva Kalyanam Rs  1116-00
Mahanyasapurvaka Rudrabhishekam Rs  1116-00
Shashvitha Puja Rs  1116-00
Nithya Gothra Archana Rs   5116-00



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Distance to Thousand Pillars Temple :


Distance from all Places to Warangal     Distance (in Kms)
Hyderabad to Warangal 145 km
Chennai to Warangal 730 km
Nagpur to Warangal 450 km
Vijayawada to Warangal 237 km
Visakhapatnam to Warangal 520 Km
Nizamabad to Warangal 232 Km
Tirupathi to Warangal 652 Km


How to Reach Thousand Pillars Temple :


Thousand Pillars Temple by Road :

APSTRC and Private buses connect with Hyderabad, Vijayawada and some other districts.


Thousand Pillars Temple by Train :

Nearest railway station which is 6 kms away and is well connected by rail to important cities of India.


Thousand Pillars Temple by Air :

The nearest airport is at Hyderabad, 157-km away.



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Thousand Pillars Temple Address :


Warangal-Hyderabad Rd, 

Brahmanawada, Hanamkonda, Telangana 



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Places to visit near Thousand Pillars Temple :


  • Bhadrakali Temple
  • ISKCON Warangal Temple
  • Kakatiya Musical Garden
  • Siddeshwara Temple
  • Ramappa Temple
  • Warangal Fort
  • Pakhal Lake
  • Ramappa Lake


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