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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram

Card # 1
These postcard sent to me by my friend Mr.Kasinath.

The shore temple Mahabalipuram 700-728CE has been classified as UNESCO World Heritage site. Oldest stone temples of south India. Temples pyramidal structure is 60ft high and sits on a 50ft square platform. The temple as three shrines The main shrine is dedicated to Shiva as is the smaller second shrine. A small third shrine, between the two, is dedicated to a reclining Vishnu. It was built by Narasimhavarman II (circa 690-715).
Durga on lion with small carved shrine
Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Shore Temple, behind a haze, photographed a few minutes after the tsunami struck. (Left) The dislocated foundation stones of the `bali peetam.' — Photo Courtesy: ASI, Chennai Circle.

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