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Shore Temple Mahabalipuram

Shore Temple Mahabalipuram

Shore Temple Mahabalipuram is built in the 7th century during the rule of King Narsimha-Varman II Rajasimha(c.690-728).It represent the royal taste of Pallava dynasty in Mahabalipuram. Shore Temple Mahabalipuram is a structural monument on the seashore of Bay of Bengal. Shore temple is lusciously uncluttered which is one of the oldest structural stone temples of South India. Shore Temple is the excellent Mahabalipuram attractions one can easily be reached by taking regular buses or by hiring taxis from anywhere in Tamil Nadu. The temple is a blend of three shrines in which main shrine is dedicated to Shiva as is the smaller second shrine. Third shrine which is the smallest is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Shore temple mahabalipuram is amongst the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Five Rathas Mahabalipuram

Pancha Rathas Mahabalipuram

The Panch(Five) Rathas is a set of magnificent monolithic rock temples. Five Rathas mahabalipuram are the perfect example of Dravidian style architecture. They appear same to the Buddhist shrines and monasteries. These Chariots are created with towers is excellent Mahabalipuram attractions for tourist. Five Rathas Mahabalipuram describes the great epic of Mahabharata with their wife. Five Rathas Mahabalipuram is very well known by the name of pancha pandava rathas


Thirukadalmallai is located 50 km from chennai.This temple is situated 15 km from Thiruvidanthai temple. Valavendai Gnanapiran is another name of Thirukadalmallai Temple built by Pallava king to protect asset of sculptures from the waves of the sea. Thirukadalmalla temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu .Temples in Mahabalipuram are excellent Mahabalipuram attractions. Maasi Magam festival is celebrated in this temple. Thousands of devotees come during this festival. Lots of tiny villages are near to this village.

Arjuna's Penance Mahabalipuram

Arjuna Penanace Mahabalipuram

The Arjuna's penance Mahabalipuram is one of the magnificent group of monuments at Mahabalipuram. The monuments and sanctuaries were built by the Pallava. It is one of the most stunningly carved structures at Mamallapuram. Arjuna's penance Mahabalipuram is an enormous relief made on two massive boulders. One of the major Mahabalipuram attractions which is the biggest open-air rock canvases in the world, the Arjuna's penance Mahabalipuram is 31m long and 9m high. The surface of the rock has detailed carvings, showing the most endearing and natural renditions of animals especially the elephantsand monkeys. In one of the figure Arjuna who is standing on one leg is said to be performed severe austerities so that he could obtain Lord Shiva's weapon to receive a boon from Shiva as an aid in fighting the Mahabharata war to to destroy his enemies. Arjuna's penance Mahabalipuram has over 100 figures of gods and semi divine creatures, birds and beasts, man and saint. The figures that are sculptured on the rock are remarkable for their liveliness and impulsiveness of the sculptors.

Crocodile Bank Mahabalipuram

Crocodile bank Mahabalipuram is a very excellent tourist Mahabalipuram attractions situated 14 km from Mahabalipuram. A variety of Crocodile and snacks can be viewed in this bank. Crocodile are usually stay in the open pool. Extracting Anti-venom from snakes makes this place amazing. People suffering from snakes bite can be treated by using the anti-venom.

Krishna Mandapam Mahabalipuram

One of the major Mahabalipuram attractions are Mandapams. Krishna Mandapam Mahabalipuram is devoted to Lord Krishna. In Krishna Mandapam Mahabalipuram there are lots of story related to Lord Krishna and the sculptures present in this Mandapam are stunning. Story in the mandapam describe the brave lifetime of Lord Krishna.One day Lord Indra who is the god of rain got so angry on the community of Gokulas and he ordered the clouds to pour heavily. Due to this people went to Lord Krishna for help and lord Krishna protect the people by lifting the giant mount with his single little finger. Rustic life of the community is wonderfully summarized inside the mandapam and all these Mandampams are amgnificent Mahabalipuram tourist attractions.

Sculpture Museum Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram is situated on East raja street in Mahabalipuram. Sculpture Museum Mahabalipuram is well known for variety of sculptures, magnificent carving, monolithic sculpture, and amazing paintings.This museum will show the golden era of Pallava. Lots of sculpture are made up of wood, stone, metal and cement that reflect the portrayal of Hindu divinity. Buddhist sculpture are also the Mahabalipuram attractions in the Sculpture Museum. This is finest Mahabalipuram attractions the lover of art and history

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