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Mamallapuram | Sean Patrick McAuliffe The Mamallapuram art, as it is known among archaeologists, is a creation on the occasion of a celebration of the victory of Hinduism over Buddhism. The place, now known as Mahabalipuram, was earlier known by the epithet given to the king Narasimhavarman I (630–668 AD) of the Pallava Dynasty (who ruled from 4th to 9th centuries),[6]) as Mamallan, the “great wrestler” or “great warrior”. His father was king Mahendravarman I who converted from Jainism to…



Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram is a historic city and UNESCO World Heritage site in Tamil Nadu, India. During the reign of the Pallava dynasty, between the 3rd century CE and 7th century CE, it became an important centre of art, architecture and literature. A significant amount of coins and other artefacts excavated from this region also indicate a pre-existing trade relation with the Romans even before it became a part of the Pallava Empire. (Info by Dola RC) -- AHE


centuriespast: Pen and ink drawing of a figure of Durga from the Trimurti Cave at Mamallapuram by an anonymous artist, part of the MacKenzie Collection and from an Album of 37 drawings and plans of the temples and sculptures at Mamallapuram, c. 1816.Mamallapuram, a tiny village south of Chennai (Madras), was a flourishing port of the Pallava dynasty from the 5th - 8th centuries. The British Museum


Mahabalipuram is an ancient city in the Kancheepuram district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It was once part of the Pallava Dynasty, a Tamil dynasty that ruled over part of southern India between the 3rd and 9th centuries AD. One of the architectural achievements of the Pallava kings was construction of a complex of temples known as the ‘Seven Pagodas of Mahabalipuram.’ Of these seven temples, only one - the Shore Temple, remains above water; the rest were swallowed by the sea.


UNESCO World Heritage : Shore Temple is a standing testimonial to the real heritage of India. Located at Mahabalipuram. Built in the 7th century, Shore Temple depicts the royal taste of Pallava dynasty.


Welcome to Mahabalipuram, a heritage in stone. Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram was a 7th century port city of the Pallava dynasty around 60 km south...



Kanchipuram (sometimes simply called Kanchi or Kanci) is an ancient city in the Tamil Nadu region of southern India. Once a capital of the Pallava dynasty, Kanchipuram was also a noted centre of learning for Tamil and Sanskrit scholars. Known as ‘the religious capital of the South’ its early 8th century CE Kailasanatha temple is one of the most impressive structures surviving from ancient India. (Info by Mark Cartwright) -- AHE