Group of Ancient Monolithic Rock structure Monuments in Mahabalipuram,Tamilnadu, India, -7Photo 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.

  Tiger cave is near Salurankuppam. This is a coastal village of 5 Kilometers north of mahabalipuram on the Kovalam Road in Tamilnadu,India. This is a magnificent mandapa which contains a shrine dedicated to goddess Durga which has big beautiful figures in front. The deposition here is on the battle of Goddess Durga and Mahishasura. There are number of charges in this Mandapam from that of the Mahishasura Mardini Mandapam. The figure of somaskanda is found in Athiranachanda Mandapa to the south of Tiger care. This too is a popular picnic spot.
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mr scottyow on September 1, 2010

wonderful story & place. i like.

greetings. scott

Mihály Mondovics on September 6, 2010

Very interesting and good image!
Like!
Cheers Misi

Holger Bauer on September 6, 2010

Hi unnippillai, again a lovely series of the old times!! LIKE:)) Thanks so much mate:)) Best wishes from Germany sent your way. Cheers pivatana

Piotr Paluszkiewicz on September 7, 2010

Looks very interesting! L#4!

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on September 11, 2010

Very interesting !!!!!!!!!!!LIKE ! My friendly greeting, NATUSKA

David Edwards on September 11, 2010

As does this one! David

Natalia Stoyakina on September 11, 2010

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Holger Bauer on September 28, 2010

Hi unnippillai, wonderful :))
Thanks so much my friend:)) Best wishes from Germany sent your way. Cheers pivatana

Holger Bauer on September 28, 2010

Hi unnippillai, wonderful :))
Thanks so much my friend:)) Best wishes from Germany sent your way. Cheers pivatana

unnippillai on September 29, 2010

davward,

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, pivatana,

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Holger Bauer on October 12, 2010

Hi unnippillai, wonderful:))
Thanks so much my friend:)) Best wishes from Germany sent your way. Cheers pivatana

unnippillai on October 14, 2010

pivatana,

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leo1383 on November 5, 2010

Like,interesting photos of old.Greetings Leo

unnippillai on November 6, 2010

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Tom Sellek on December 28, 2010

Nice work unnippillai

ciao tom

unnippillai on December 28, 2010

tom sellek,

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Jari Koivunen on January 26, 2011

Amazing! Great! like

unnippillai on January 27, 2011

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

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