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MAHABALIPURAM - SHORE TEMPLE

This is a typical Pallava temple built in the Dravidian architectural style, and it belongs to eighth century. The inner walls of the Sivan Tirukkovil are adorned with many panels. Among them, the Somaskanda panel tops the list and bears the marks of excellent craftsmanship, together with the patron's adorable refinement. Built on the sea shore and facing east, it enjoyed a glorious past, but unfortunately the impact of tidal waves beating it ceaselessly, corrosion had set in and robbed away its splendor. It is now in ruins, yet the grandeur of construction and majesty of the tower wrings veneration. There is another temple here dedicated to Vishnu. Standing against the back drop of vast blue waters of Bay of Bengal, its enchantment keeps the aesthetes for hours with its eyeful sights. They feel elated at its loveliness and the rhythmic melody of the waves that seem singing in praise of the Lord eternally.

It lies 21 km off Madras and is accessible by buses.

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