Shore Temple Mahabalipuram

Shore Temple Mahabalipuram

Shore Temple Mahabalipuram is rock-cut structural temple standing on seashore of bay of bangal. Shore Temple make the backdrop of Mahabalipuram. The sculptures of shore temple are amazing and creative. The walls of the temple are adorned with stunning carving and a series of lions. Shore Temple makes the backdrop of Mahabalipuram Dance Festival that is organized in the month January or February every year.

The Shore temple Mahabalipuram is the most complex group of all the temples comprises of three temple, where the prominent two temples are devoted to Lord Shiva and the one temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu. All these two shrines placed one behind the other. Two Shiva Temple facing east and the other Vishnu Temple west and these two temple are separated by a third temple. The outer walls and the internal side of the edge wall are richly carved and sculptured. There is Dwarka Palaks which is carved marvelously at the entrance facing at the Shiva temple.

Inside the temple there is stunning sculptures of Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva with Parvati and their both Skanda and Ganesh found near the wall. Magnificent of sculptures of Narasimha and Goddess Durgha are also present in the temple. All these temples is surrounded by beautiful mandapas. In temple there is a rock-cut of a lion rode which is made by two young women. In the statue of lion small and square shaped cut is present on its belly. Enormous rock nearby to the Shore temple Mahabalipuram has been the intention of the waves to touch it from the earliest days. Carving of a buffalo demon running with a stick in his hand situated in the north side. Shore temple Mahabalipuram looks attractive due to the lights during weekend evenings

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