Group of Ancient Monolithic Rock structure Monuments in Mahabalipuram,Tamilnadu, India,-5,Photo taken in 1971

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Mahabalipuram, derived from 'Mamallapuram'(Tamil) is the prior and colloquial name of a town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, now officially called Mamallapuram. It has an average elevation of 12 metres (39 feet). Mahabalipuram was a 7th century port city of the South Indian dynasty of the Pallavas around 60 km south from the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The name Mamallapuram is believed to have been given after the Pallava king Narasimhavarman I, who took on the epithet Mahamalla (great wrestler), as the favourite sport of the Pallavas was wrestling. It has various historic monuments built largely between the 7th and the 9th centuries, and has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Reem Almosti on February 26, 2011

Very impressive to see!! I like this photo!!

Warm greetings to you from Reem

james.f. on February 26, 2011

Dear unnippillai,Very interesting photo.LIKE! and YS!.Best regards from united kingdom,James.

unnippillai on February 27, 2011

Reem Almosti,


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j. adamson on March 8, 2011

Interesting photo. Regards, Joce

unnippillai on March 9, 2011

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sogesehen on June 23, 2011

Very nice F3 Manfred Köln

unnippillai on June 23, 2011


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Neil in Sheffield UK on July 12, 2011

UNNIPPILLAI Thank you visiting my Panoramio album and commenting on the picture I took of the Terrace of the Leper King at Angkor Thom, Cambodia. The old black and white image I have picked from your album has a kinship with what visitors see at Angkor. Initially, the founders of the Khmer civilisation drew most of their inspiration for living from Hinduism imported from India and those ideas and stories infiltrated the early architecture and stone carving. Best wishes, Neil in Sheffield Uk

unnippillai on July 14, 2011

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Konstantin Smirnov (… on July 15, 2012

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unnippillai on July 19, 2012

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pembo on February 20, 2014

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unnippillai on February 27, 2014

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Photo taken in Fisherman Colony, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
The Shore Temple

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