These caves are at a height. These are beautiful with the carvings on all of them. Its very close to the light house too if you want to have the city view from the top.
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This monoith is carved with a fascinating array of figures. The huge bas relief of Durga fighting the asuras shows the forward movement of the Goddess and her aides- ganas and yoginis pass her various weapons and the defeatist stance of the asuras, as they...More
Yet another example of Indian rock-cut architecture dating from the late 7th century. This is one of the most important caves in Mahabalipuram. It is dedicated to the goddess Mahishasuramardini, who is considered an incarnation of the goddess Durga Located on hill top, you can...More
Relief with goddess fighting with bull head demon is not easy to forget. I realized in the very first moment she is shooting from bow. Later I realized she has many hands, armed hands. Excellent idea and perfect workmanship
Four polygonal with bulbous cushion capital and square abacus pillars supported by squatting lions and two pilasters constitute the façade of this monument . The cornice of the mandap and of the entrance was decorated with friezes of geese . One large panel representing Sheshashayi...More
The Mahishasuramardini cave is a must-visit site in Mahabalipuram. Consisting of two caves, one below and the other on top of a rock, this offers a great vantage point, providing you a view of the town and sea rivaling that of the nearby Mahabalipuram Lighthouse...More
This mandapam, one of many in the area, features beautiful bas-reliefs of Durga fighting demons on one wall, and Vishnu's cosmic sleep on the other. Very impressive and worth time to appreciate, if the crowds aren't too hectic(,we were there during Pongal)
Watch the stark difference in sculptor between the Dravidians and the Aryan gods. Vishnu carving and the gods pleading him so they could go to war with the Rakshasas is amazing.