மாமல்லபுரம்|Mamallapuram – A day in Pallava

That is one fine day after my vacation to office, they informed me that the coming Friday is Team Outing and the destination is some resort in Mamallapuram. I’m with fine with that idea as I’ve chance to roam around the Shore Temple.

On the day of outing, I leave home with  my Old nikon s3000 coolpix landing Mamallapuram by 01 pm. Immediately after lunch , I leave the resort entering the shore temple by means of back door.

The result is wow! I realy enjoyed the site and the pallava’s architecture and their love towards stone art .

  • Gopuram of the shore temple
  • Rear view
  • Side view including both the temples
  • Side view, One more shot
  • Guarding Nandhi's denote they belong to Pallava's
  • Nandhi & Shrines
  • Front view. Covering the smaller front & Bigger in back
  • Front view, Close-up
  • Lord Shiva & Parvathi.
Brahma in Left , Vishnu in Right
  • Lord Shiva & Parvathi.Brahma in Left , Vishnu in Right
  • Dancing Shiva
  • Linga
  • Siva and Paravathi. Linga facing Bay of Bengal
  • Shiva as warrior
  • Great view
  • I like this
  • Awesome
  • Shore temple
  • Shore temple I
  • Shore temple II
  • Full view
  • Full view
  • Full view
  • I can't believe
  • Man made?
  • Hmmmm!
  • Great pallavas
  • I love this art
  • Great!
  • Standing against time
  • Is there any alternate?Never
  • Shore temple rocks
  • View from Rear
  • Another close-up view
  • Beyond words...
  • Rounding the architecture
  • one more
  • Hmmm!
  • Little closer
  • Pond and Linga
  • Shore temple's pond
  • Did you love this?
  • Another ...
  • Sun is watching
  • Stories narrating their love
  • I love this
  • Birds too
  • Roaming here and there
  • Stands with Sun
  • Lovely shot
  • Hmmmm!
  • Twin towers! Loving couples!
  • Fighting ?
  • Relax
  • View it again!
  • Am I failed?
  • School kids
  • Bright sun
  • It's time to leave.
  • Hmmmm!
  • From the Gate
  • Zoooming
  • This is what everyone loves
  • Classic?
  • Raw and pure
  • I'm leaving,.
  • These lions are waiting for their prey
  • Oddman out?
  • Good eve
  • Feeling lonely?
  • Bye
  • One of my best?

Reading wiki on the site describes as

“The Shore Temple (built in 700-728 AD) is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is a structural temple, built with blocks of granite, dating from the 8th century AD. It was built on a promontory sticking out into the Bay of Bengal at Mahabalipuram, a village south of Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The village was a busy port during the 7th and 8th century reign of the Pallava dynasty during the reign of Narasimhavarman II.”

I don’t know how much pain that Narasimhavarman II faced during his time of building this great structure, and he really won the race against time. These sand stone structure stands against time and salty sea wind and Tsunami for nearly 1300 years. I can’t believe this. Really great.

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One Response to மாமல்லபுரம்|Mamallapuram – A day in Pallava

  1. Karen says:

    Excellent . Perhaps they didn’t visualize this place becoming a tourist attraction in 1900! Destination Infinity

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