Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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...

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...

Yali Mandapam – Tiger Cave

So called Tiger Cave is amazing mandapa - rock-cut shrine or most likely - platform for other religious rituals, resembling a pavillion. This artwork...

Malayadipatti rock-cut Hindu temples

South from the small Malayadipatti village there are located several granite hillocks. Here are located amazing monuments of the past - the two Malayadipatti...

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...

Murugan Temple, Thiruparankundram

South-west from Madurai there is granite hill rising like an enormous elephant 300 metres above the surrounding plain and visible far away. Here is...

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 -...

Sittanavasal Cave (Chithannavasal Cave) and Eladipattam

Some of the best cave paintings of medieval India are located in Sittanavasal Cave in Tamil Nadu. This rock-cut Jain monastery contains artwork comparable...