mahabalipuram or malallapuram

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beautiful gopuram of the temple.

 

sealed by

sealed temple, mamalla puram

the temple. now it is closed. no daily puja or any thing is conducted here.

 

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Pancha Rathas (Five Chariots) – five monolithic pyramidal structures named after the Pandavas (Arjuna, Bhima, Yudhishtra, Nakula and Sahadeva) and Draupadi. Despite their sizes they are not assembled — each of these is carved from one single large piece of stone.

 

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Pancha Rathas (Five Chariots) – five monolithic pyramidal structures named after the Pandavas (Arjuna, Bhima, Yudhishtra, Nakula and Sahadeva) and Draupadi. Despite their sizes they are not assembled — each of these is carved from one single large piece of stone.

 

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the prakara is sooo small. a view from one point along the prakaram.

 

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during the rule of the pallavas, great poets, dramatists, artists, artisans, scholars and saints emerged.

 

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the pallavas are the pioneers and forerunners of new styles both in art and architecture.

 

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ganesh temple
this whole temple is built on a single stone, including the diety – ganesh. wow.

 

stone cravings
Stone cravings of mahabali puram

 

stone light house
a lighthouse in stone, mahabali puram
stone monkey
stone monkey..

 

god is every where
God is everywhere.
beautiful stone images of gods and goddesses are for sale on the road side.

 

Stone Ball on the rock.

Oct 2011.

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lokah samastha sukhino bhavanthu