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 .
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.