Mahabalipuram – Shore Temple

An absolute excellence of a Goliath monument at the shore of this historic city, which was the main highlight of our visit. One of the last standing South Indian pagodas among the seven monoliths which once stood proudly at the shore, is the temple at Mahabalipuram. The dramatic positing of the temple, which extends along the shore is a sight to watch, especially during the monsoon.
A travel guide from the archaeological department explained the historical significance of the temple and the influences on the temple premises, through various dynasties. Theoretically what was explained in a few hours of the history class, fell short of the experience this setting created. The main temple area, encompasses around the shrine to create a very intriguing enclosure and is mounted by two Gopurams on the top.

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