Places of Interest @ Mamallapuram

Descent of the Ganges or Arjuna Penance at Mahabalipuram, in the Tamil Nadu state India, is one of a group of monuments that were designated as a World Heritage Site.Measuring 96 feet (29 m) long by 43 feet (13 m) high, it is a giant open-air relief carved of the a monolithic rock. The monuments and sanctuaries were built by the Pallava kings in the 7th and 8th centuries.The waters of the Ganges are believed to possess supernatural powers. The descent of the Ganges and Arjuna’s Penance are portrayed in stone at the Pallava heritage site.

Descent of the Ganges or Arjuna’s Penance

Chipping on monolithic

Carving on same monolithic

Superb Architecture On The Same Rock

Inside of Small Cave

Picture from Inside

View From Hill Top

Sea From Hill Top

Light House

Lion

Sri Krishna Butter Ball