Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram, Tamilnadu, India.Photo taken in 1971

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The Shore Temple (700-728 AD) is so named because it overlooks the Bay of Bengal. It is a structural temple, built with blocks of granite, dating from the 8th century AD. It was built on a promontory sticking out into the Bay of Bengal at Mahabalipuram, a village south of Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The village was a busy port during the 7th and 8th century reign of the Pallava dynasty during the reign of Narasimhavarman II. As one of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the oldest structural (versus rock-cut) stone temples of South India.

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unnippillai on October 10, 2011


Very glad that you visited my gallery and offered very nice comments...These temples are centuries old....

Jean Gregory Evans on December 11, 2011

Beautiful place! Very nice photo!

unnippillai on December 17, 2011


Thank you very much for visiting my photo gallery and commenting with very nice words .....

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year......

Dezso Biczo © on December 17, 2011

very good shooting from the 1971st


good weekend!

Best regards • Dezső - PECS / HUNGARY

unnippillai on December 25, 2011

Dezso Biczo ©,

Thank you very much for visiting my photos and commenting with nice words

Wish you and Family Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New year

Sławek K. on July 12, 2012

Beautiful photo! Like!!! Wacław

unnippillai on July 13, 2012


Very glad you visited my gallery and offered very nice comments....Thank you

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

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    by unnippillai
    • Camera: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD. SLP800