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Arjuna's Penance

West Raja Street | Near Ganesha Ratha, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
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This bas-relief with life-size images from a mythical story adorns a huge rock.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“bas relief” (40 reviews)
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West Raja Street | Near Ganesha Ratha, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Arjuna's penance or descent of the Ganges is the largest bas relief in the World It consists of two monolithic adjacent rocks This massive bas relief is 45 feet high and 100feet long and just imagine a standard man can hardly touch the feet of...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not sure what we expected but we were certainly not disappointed! The carvings are of outstanding quality and in an exceptional state of preservation given their proximity to the Road and traffic pollution etc. The park is well kept with easy to navigate walkways and...More

Thank Rosalynde J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 7th century master artwork reflects upon the talent that was prevalent in that Era. Huge rock is beautifully convered entirely in rock carvings depicting Arjuna and animals. The rock is situated close to Krishna's butter ball which is a natural marvel worth visiting. Given...More

Thank ShrutiAmbavat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arjuna's Penance is a rock carving dating to the 7th century- It's in close proximity to Krishna's Butter Ball, and a cave temple. The work is done well, and worth a look along with the adjacent attractions

Thank Greg48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of carving has been done on this one. Worth a close look to admire the hard work which must have gone in building such an intricate work.

Thank Akshaya S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arjuna's Penance is a huge amazing delicately crafted stone work on a large block of Stone. A large number of pictures have been accommodated in the total canvas of stone. Pancha Ratha or Shore Temple is walking distance from Arjunas Penance. We have to seek...More

Thank Rajagopal B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The size and amount of stone carving with such detail is amazing. Read about it or get a guide to be able to interpret all the carvings and the story. Amazing piece.

Thank MemphisZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arjuna's Penance is at a walking distance from Pancha Ratha or Shore Temple . It is a huge amazing delicately crafted stone work on a large block of Stone. So many figures have been accommodated in the total canvas of stone that without a guide...More

Thank Gautam B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arjuna's Penance is close to shore temple, walking distance, good architecture. You find lot of guides also whom you can hire at nominal charges to explain the details and history

Thank kumsonia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They really need to rid the road in front of this of cars. You can't really study this closely with all the traffic flowing around you.

Thank Pranav N
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