Tiger Cave-- a monlithic Rock Carved Structure in Mahabalipuram,Tamilnadu India.-1,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.

  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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MAYAAMON on August 31, 2010

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Holger Bauer on September 6, 2010

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Holger Bauer on October 12, 2010

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unnippillai on October 14, 2010

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zbyszek_urbaniak on November 8, 2010

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unnippillai on November 9, 2010

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Tom Sellek on November 24, 2010

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unnippillai on November 25, 2010

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Holger Bauer on May 12, 2011

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unnippillai on May 12, 2011

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