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June 2019

Being kannadati, I know Mysore got its name from “Mahishapuri”( Mahisūru ) 🤫and the story of slaying the buffalo 🐃headed demon 👹MAHISHA by goddess Durga.These stories were told by my grandparents when I was a kid 🧒. .. But little did I know that🙊! .. there is a cave narrating the story of the demon-“mahisha” destruction approx of 500km from Mysore. .. It’s in Mahabalipuram🤗 .. Mahishasuramardini cave is one of the finest testimonials of ancient Vishwakarma sculpture, example of Indian rock-cut architecture dating to 7th century, listed as UNESCO world heritage site. . . #mahishasurmardini #mahishasurmardini #mahishasuramardini #mahishasurmardini #mahishasuramardhini #mahishamardinicave #mahabalipuram #mahabalipuramcaves #tamilnadutourism #tourismofindia #incredible_india #incredibleindia 🇮🇳 #touristintamilnadu #traveltamilnadu #tamilnadu #tamilnaduofficial #travelphotography #tourist #cave #caveofindia #cavecarvings #cavecarving #rockcut #rockcutsculptures #unescoworldheritage #travelgram #tamilgram

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April 2019

A mandapam from 7th century... an example of monolithic architecture..intricate designs carved using most simple tools.The temple is one of the finest testimonial to the ancient Vishwakarma Sthapathis, of rock-cut cave architecture, out of many such caves also called mandapas. Part of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, the temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most prominent sculpture in the cave is that of Lord Vishnu in the incarnated form of a Varaha or boar lifting Bhudevi, the mother earth goddess from the sea. Also carved are many mythical figures.. . . . #indiatourism #beautifulindia #beautiful_india #wanderlust #traveller #travelphotography #travel #oldmonument #architecture #travelindia #travelgram #traveltheworld #travelholic #indiatravel #indiatravelgram #india_gram #wanderlove #traveltheworld #monolithicdome #discoverindia #incredibleindia #mahabalipuram #stonecarving #rock #chennaidiaries #chennaitravel #sculpture #discover_india #lonelyplanet #mahabalipuramcaves #art

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April 2019

This depiction is of Arjuna's penance...where he canbe seen standing in meditation on one leg.. there is also o e cat depicted which copies arjuna and is acting as if in meditation..her stomach is full and there are rats around it who think the cat is in meditation fall its prey... which shows that there are people in world.. who take advantage of innocent people. .... It is an example of Indian rock-cut architecture dating from the late 7th century. The temple is one of the finest testimonial to the ancient Vishwakarma Sthapathis, of rock-cut cave architecture, out of many such caves also called mandapas. Part of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, the temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most prominent sculpture in the cave is that of Lord Vishnu in the incarnated form of a Varaha or boar lifting Bhudevi, the mother earth goddess from the sea. Also carved are many mythical figures. . . . . . . . . . #indiatourism #beautifulindia #beautiful_india #wanderlust #traveller #travelphotography #travel #oldmonument #architecture #travelindia #travelgram #traveltheworld #travelholic #indiatravel #indiatravelgram #india_gram #wanderlove #traveltheworld #monolithicdome #discoverindia #incredibleindia #mahabalipuram #stonecarving #rock #chennaidiaries #chennaitravel #sculpture #discover_india #lonelyplanet #mahabalipuramcaves #art

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April 2019

A depiction of rural life.. where main occupation was agriculture and husbandry... these carving are 1300 yrs old.. usually cut on single stones. It is an example of Indian rock-cut architecture dating from the late 7th century. The temple is one of the finest testimonial to the ancient Vishwakarma Sthapathis, of rock-cut cave architecture, out of many such caves also called mandapas. Part of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, the temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most prominent sculpture in the cave is that of Lord Vishnu in the incarnated form of a Varaha or boar lifting Bhudevi, the mother earth goddess from the sea. Also carved are many mythical figures. . . . . . . . . . #indiatourism #beautifulindia #beautiful_india #wanderlust #traveller #travelphotography #travel #oldmonument #architecture #travelindia #travelgram #traveltheworld #travelholic #indiatravel #indiatravelgram #india_gram #wanderlove #traveltheworld #monolithicdome #discoverindia #incredibleindia #mahabalipuram #stonecarving #rock #chennaidiaries #chennaitravel #sculpture #discover_india #lonelyplanet #mahabalipuramcaves #art

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May 2018

Cropped one ✖ !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! #latepost 📷 #late_uploads 👆 #mahabalipuram #tamilnadu #kerala 🌴 #mahabalipuramtemple #mahabalipuramcaves #historyfacts !! !! #instavibes 💢 #instagrammer 👼

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