Monday, April 22, 2019

Olakkannesvara Temple – the old lighthouse

The information about Olakkannesvara Temple is controversial - according to some this temple is even one of the oldest lighthouses in the world! One...

Seven Pagodas of Mahabalipuram

More than one thousand years ago, when the ships approached the splendid port of Mahabalipuram, a great view opened - there were Seven Pagodas...

Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

For more than one thousand years at the Bay of Bengal in Mahabalipuram stands the Shore Temple. Most likely this is the last of...

Pancha Rathas, Mahabalipuram

Pancha Rathas are some of the most surprising structures not only in Mahabalipuram but in the whole Southern India. This group of ornate, monolithic...

Adivaraha Cave Temple

One of the few finished monuments in the magic ancient city of Mahabalipuramn is Adivaraha Cave Temple. This rock-cut temple contains beautiful sculptures representing...

Lalitankura Pallavesvara Griham

The 83 m high cliff in the centre of Trichy (Tiruchirappalli) city - Rockfort - contains several exciting monuments of the past. One of...

Koneri Mandapam

One of the many cave temples in Mahabalipuram is Koneri Mandapam. The age of this temple is hard to guess. While several other rock-cut temples...

Mahishasura Mardini Cave

Mahabalipuram contains 14 cave temples and several of these unique structures contain significant works of ancient art. One of them - Mahishasura Mardini Cave...

Ramanuja Mandapam

One of the numerous rock-cut cave temples in Mahabalipuram is Ramanuja Mandapam. It has been shaped approximately in 640 - 674 AD. Front of the...

Krishna Mandapam

The largest cave-cut Hindu temple in Mahabalipuram is Krishna Mandapam - it is also one of the oldest structures in Mahabalipuram. This structure is...