MAHABALIPURAM temples and sculptures photographs --The Golden Remainings Of a Royal Culture.clicked with sony cybershot and walkman series cell phones

South India Tourism destinations, this place can't be avoided from the list of tourists and tour operators. Will come in with all tour packages of Tamilnadu tourism. The oldest temples and rocks along with the rock sculptures and carvings make this place a huge open sculpture museum of the Nature. If you are a tourist planing for an India tour you should visit this place.

Mahabalipuram, a place of great archaeological importance is one of the major tourist attractions in South India/ Tamil Nadu state. The place which proclaims the artistic and sculptural skills of the pallava dynasty is sometimes termed as an open air museum. The greatness of the place were hidden to the outer world since the 18th century, for the pallavas were not interested in outletting their talents to the outer world.

After the Buddha dynasty the pallavas were the strongest in south India till the end of 9th century.

The place ha so many remainings of the ancient pallava culture. The place was also known as mamallapuram which was named after the old pallava king Narasimhavarman who was also called mamalla (good wrestler). Its is belived that the city was founded by mamalla in the late 7th century.

Mahabalipuram was pallava's religious centre . The period of pallava dynasty was from 4th to 9th century.


mahabalipuram-shore-temple,old-indian-temples,tamilnadu,south-india-tours,rock-temples,sunset"Sun peeping through the dome sides of Shore Temple-A sunset snap from Mahabalipuram"


The temple is built in the sea shore and named as the shore temple. It is belived that there were 7 temples built along the shore and were termed as the 7 pagodas. The remaining one is this temple.

Photo by:Georjo
Camera:SonyEricsson Cybershot K810 (3.15 mp)
Focus mode: Auto


sea-shore+temple,beach-rock-temple,old-indian-temples,south-india-old-temples,rock-sculptues"The Shore Temple of Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram"
The salt laden winds from the sea and the Sun has major part in eroding these monuments of a great ancient culture. This shore temple has its name listed among the World Heritage Sites Of UNESCO which pulls tourists from several parts of the world to this place.

The temple is full of beautifully carved stones resembling the hindu gods Siva vishnu Etc.. You can see so many stone carvings of Nandi in the front of the Temple.

Photo By: Sreerag
Camera: SonyEricsson W810i(2mp)
Focus mode: Auto



Mahabalipuram-temples,tamilnadu-temples,cultural-monuments,Protected-monuments,beach-temple,tamilnadu-tourism,rock-temples,towers-of-indian-temples,pallava-temples" The Shore Temple- A Front View"

Photo by:Georjo

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Focus mode: Auto


arjuna's-penance,huge-rock-sculpture-indian-old-rock-sculptures,pallava-sculptures,indian-rock-sculptures,protected-rocks"Place Called The Arjuna's Penance..A huge Canvas on ROCKS. I wonder who was the Sculpturer."
About this rock sculpture so many intusions are there. The content of this sculpture is  surely from the Hindu Mythologies, and is most commonly referred as Arjuna's penance.But different opinions are still there.


Look at the carvings done beautifully on the huge rock. A symbol enough to show the artistic and sculptural skill of the old dynasty. Can you imagine people who makes carvings on these huge rocks without any modern technologies to cut or shape the rocks. They emerged successful in encarving their religious believes and moments from the Hindu holy books there in the stones, which looks like a huge canvas to us.

Photo by:Georjo
Camera:SonyEricsson Cybershot K810 (3.15 mp)
Focus mode: Auto


rock-carvings,mahabalipuram-rocks,protected-monuments,mahabalipuram-sculptures,archaeological-monuments"A Part Of The Huge Canvas"
The Elephants carved into the Rock in Mamallapuram



Photo by:Georjo
Camera:SonyEricsson Cybershot K810 (3.15 mp)
Focus mode: Auto


This temples and premises tells us much about the artistic skills possessed by the people lived here.. The gallery is not over. More Mahabalipuram Photos are in other postings.Do you know this place is termed as open museum for the art is depicted not in a room but in the landscape of a region.Hope you may have enjoyed the Carved rock paintings and those old Indian temples.

Thank you for your time, spend here. Meet up again.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

i want to visit..am an archeologist....

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