Friday, September 18, 2020

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...

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...

Melakkoil – Kudumiyanmalai Cave Temple

Popular tourist destination near Pudukottai is the impressive Kudumiyanmalai temple complex. One of the most interesting monuments of the past here is Melakkoil -...

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...

Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram

One of holiest Shiva temples, representing akasha - aether. Ancient temple, it is known that it has been renovated in the 5th century and...

Mahabalipuram

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

Ekambareswarar Temple

Shiva temple, one of the largest temples in India. Tallest tower has 11 floors and is 58.5 m tall. Most part of the temple...

Sri Meenakshi Amman temple

An important temple, dedicated to god Shiva, built in 1600 AD, temple here first mentioned in the 7th century. One of most ornate Hindu...

Airavatesvara Temple

Beautiful temple from the 12th century - although comparatively small but contains exquisite, sophisticated sculptures. Location, GPS coordinates: 10.9484 N 79.3565 E Categories: Religious architecture, Hindu shrines Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where...

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...