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The Shore Temple – Mahabalipuram

Go on a virtual tour of the Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

The Shore Temple (built in 700–728 AD) is so named because it overlooks the shore of 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 in India. At the time of its creation, the village was a busy port during the reign of Narasimhavarman II of the Pallava dynasty. As one of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. It is one of the oldest structural (versus rock-cut) stone temples of South India.

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The Shore Temple – Walk Around

The Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

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The Shore Temple – Inside Look

The Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

The Shore Temple – Another View

The Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram

 

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