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800-year-old Warangal temple to be restored in two years

It may have taken 800 years for the natural elements to destroy the foundations of the Kalyanamantapam, the poach at the famous 1000 pillared temple at Warangal, but modern day engineers are struggling to replicate the techniques used by the ancient builders to restore the structure.

Without the 130 pillars of the Kalyanamantapam, the temple, the most famous edifice of the Kakatiya dynasty, will be incomplete.

The structure once used to perform the Kalyanam of the deities was taken down by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), but plans of reconstructing it is proving to be difficult. Out of the 138 columns, only 119 remained in the temple premise for several years.

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