History Of Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram History

Mamallapuram, popularly referred as Mahabalipuram was a seventh century port town of the South Indian located 60 km south from Chennai city in Tamil Nadu. The name Mamallapuram in Mahabalipuram history is meant to have been given after the Pallava king Narasimhavarman I, Who was an excellent great worrier and courageous wrestler ruling during the period between 630 to 668 CE. He received the title of Mamalla(Great-Wrestler) due to his incredible cleverness in an expanding the Pallava Kingdom.

The glory and elegance of Mahabalipuram History, is attributed to three Pallava kings – Mahendravarman I (600-630AD), Narasimhavarman I (630- 666AD) and Narasimhavarman II (700-728 AD. The city was established between 7th and 9th centuries CE. After the decline of the Gupta Dynasty, Pallava kings ruled Mahabalipuram from 3rd century to 9th century CE and during this period various historic monuments built largely between the 7th and the 9th centuries, and some of the monuments have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mahabalipuram is also known by some other names "Mamallapattana" and "Mamallapuram". One more name by which Mahabalipuram has been popularly known to mariners is "Seven Pagodas" that stood on the seashore and only the Shore Temple survive. Shore Temples is very famous for the stunning carving and sculptures built from beautiful dressed stone. It is believed that the young sculptors trained in this temple.

Mahabalipuram was mainly developed by the Pallava king Narasimhavarman I in the 7th century AD. Panch Rathas(Five Chariots) are named given after the five Pandava brothers from the great hindu epic Mahabharata which is built and shaped from the granite rock. Five Rathas in Mahabalipuram History are the perfect example of Dravidian style architecture. They appear same to the Buddhist shrines and monasteries Lots of Monolithic temples, Famous Arjuna's Penance, Stunning Shore Temple all this historical monuments accredited to the period of Narasimha Varman I. All these monuments are sculpted of a single rock.

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