Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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...

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

One of the largest and most grandiose religious complexes in the world, it is the largest in India and covers 63 hectares. It includes...

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...

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...

Kallanai

An ancient, 329 meters long dam on Kaveri River, built around the 2nd century BC. Dam is still in use - it is rebuilt...

Thirunadhikkara Cave Temple

One of the earliest examples of Kerala style frescoes is located in rock-cut cave - Thirunadhikkara Cave Temple. According to the legends, this rock-cut chamber...

Atiranachanda Mandapam

Although the somewhat peripheral Atiranachanda Mandapam is overshadowed by many other famous stone cut temples of Mahabalipuram, it has several qualities making this rock-cut...

Mahabalipuram

This seems like a fairy tale - but this is a reality. Mahabalipuram exists - a legendary, ages-old city packed with seemingly improbable, ornate...

Gangaikonda Brihadeeswarar Temple

The only remaining and usable structure in past capital of powerful Cholas. Ornate temple was built in 1035 and contains some of the most...

Varaha Cave Temple

Mahabalipuram (ancient name – Mamallapuram) was flourishing port city of Pallava dynasty during the 7th – 9th centuries. In many respects, Mamallapuram was the...