Detached Mandapa

"Thousand-Pillared" Temple, 1163

The many-pillared mandapa (it has about 300 columns, according to Huntington, p. 550) is positioned just south of the Nandi, on the same axis as the Nandi and temple. The detached mandapa is viewed here from the NE. The interior is quite ruined, in a picturesque way.

A movie was being filmed inside at the time, requiring the use of a crane and other equipment visible in the photo.