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What makes Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu famous?

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Asked by Francisco, 24 Jan '10 05:47 pm
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Globally Mahabalipuram is famous for its shore temples, Mahabalipuram was the second capital of the Pallava kings of Kanchipuram. 58 kilometres from Madras on the Bay of Bengal, this tiny sea - side village of Mahabalipuram, is set in a boulder - strewn landscape. Tourists are drawn to this place by its miles of unspoiled beach and rock-cut art. The sculpture, here, is particularly interesting because it shows scenes of day-to- day life, in contrast with the rest of the state of Tamil Nadu, where the carvings generally depict gods and goddesses

Mahabalipuram art can be divided into four categories : open air bas - relief, structured temples, man-made caves and rathas ('chariots' carved from single boulders, to resemble temples or chariots used in temple processions). The famous Arjuna's Penance and the Krishna Mandapa, adorn massive rocks near the centre of the village. The beautiful Shore Temple towers over the waves, behind a protective breakwater. Sixteen man-made caves in differ ...more
Answered by Jack Johnson, 25 Jan '10 07:45 am

 
  
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Pallava kingdom stone works
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Answered by vinodhini, 24 Jan '10 05:49 pm

 
  
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The temples of Mamallpuram and The Shore Temples
Answered by iqbal seth, 24 Jan '10 06:22 pm

 
  
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