Maamallapuram

March 20, 2016 at 5:09 pm Leave a comment

Maamallapuram, also known as Mahabalipuram, is a town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is around 60 km south from the city of Chennai. 

Mahabalipuram – a port city of South Indian was largely developed by the Pallava king Narasimhavarman I, who ruled South India from 630–668 AD. He shared his father Mahendravarman I – who was a great patron of letters and architecture and his love of art and completed the work started by Mahendravarman in Mahabalipuram. 

We went to the giant open-air rock and to the famous Shore Temple which is built by dressed stone with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Lord Shiva (Satyagirinathar and Satyagirishwarar  – twin temples).  The rock-cut temple was built without wood, brick, mortar or metal.

 

 

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Entry filed under: 2016, Classical Indian dance, India, RS on travel, Uncategorized.

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