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  1. 1. Mahabalipuram
  2. 2. Mahabalipuram
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>         Tamilnadu is best known for the hospitality shown towards, by every individual. This tendency of the people has made people visiting Tamilnadu more comfortable and secured. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The people are sentimental and lone to be kind and generous. Tamilnadu has its own history right from the past. Tamil is one of the ancient languages. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tamil is also the source for the others neighboring Dravidian languages such as Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Thulu. </li></ul></ul>MAHABALI PURAM
  4. 4. <ul><li>         </li></ul>Tamilnadu which has in the southern past of India, which is the last of all states in the topography of India, has many beautiful places to watch. There are many beautiful sceneries, ancient monuments, historic temples for their unique sculptures, the culture and tradition of the natives and so on. There are lots of other things to be spoken as well. One such place to be watched, toward and enjoyed is mahabalipuram. This is a magnificent tourist place. Welcome to mahabalipuram, a legacy in stone.          
  5. 5. <ul><li>         It was during the reign of King Narasimha Vermin I, the name Mahabalipuram was changed. It was renamed mahabalipuram which is called till now. There is a story behind. The name Mamallpuram king Narasimha Varman I was a great and valiant warrior. He was given the title Mamalla which means ‘the great wrestler’ so the name was converted from Mahabalipuram to mahabalipuram considering the great king and his achievements. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>         The beauty of the place is not only due to these architecture but the vast casuarinas trees, the silvery sandy beach the classical hand male crafts around have made them all to form what is a collective splendor. Any visitor who visits mahabalipuram will remain startled and intoxicated with the grandeur. They feel hand hearted and more out from this historical and fascinating tourist spot. </li></ul>
  7. 7. About Mahabalipuram The history of Mahabalipuram dates back to two thousand years, it contains nearly forty monuments of different types including an &quot;open air bas relief&quot; which is the largest in the world, for centuries it has been a centre of pilgrimage, it figures in the early annals of the British search for the picturesque in India in the 18th century, today it attracts shoals of foreigners in search of relaxation and sea bathing, and most strange of all, it has an atomic power plant for neighbour. Mahabalipuram was already a centre of pilgrimage when, in the 7th century Mamalla made it a seaport and began to make temples fashioned of rock. It was through Mahabalipuram that many Indian colonists, who included sages and artists, migrated to Southeast Asia. Sri Lanka's national chronicle, the &quot;Mahavamsa&quot; testifies to this fact.
  8. 8. <ul><li>The Shore Temple The Shore Temple occupies a most extraordinary site, by the very margin of the Bay of Bengal so that at high tide the waves sweep into it and the walls, with their sculptures, have been eroded by the winds and waves of thirteen centuries. The European name for Mahabalipuram, since the first western visitor wrote of it in the 16th century, is the &quot;Seven Pagodas&quot;. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>A little distance to the south there is an unfinished attempt at the depiction of the very same scene on another boulder. Probably the maker of the first bas-relief initially tried his hand here. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Dance Festival at Mahabalipuram The internationally acclaimed and globally renowned &quot;Mahabalipuram Dance Festival&quot; is organised by the Department of Tourism, Government of Tamil Nadu every year in Mahabalipuram - the renowned and ancient 7th century centre for Pallava culture and arts. The Dance festival starts on the 25th of December every year and is conducted on all Saturdays and Government holidays, upto February first week. Dancers and musicians of repute from India and abroad thrill the crowds every year. Folk dances of India are an added attraction. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Attractions </li></ul><ul><li>Caves The Varaha Cave, a small rock-cut mandapam (hall), is a faceted and finished gem with two incarnations of Vishnu-Varaha (boar) and Vamana (dwarf). Particularly noteworthy here are four panels of the famous Pallava doorkeepers. There is about them a mood of contemplative reverie, a lyrical softness and subtle grace totally at variance with the primordial machismo their role as guards of the gods imposes on them. The Dharmaraja Cave, built in the early seventh century, contains three empty shrines. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>          The beauty of the place is not only due to these architecture but the vast casuarinas trees, the silvery sandy beach the classical hand male crafts around have made them all to form what is a collective splendor. Any visitor who visits mahabalipuram will remain startled and intoxicated with the grandeur. They feel hand hearted and more out from this historical and fascinating tourist spot. </li></ul>

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