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Descent Of The Ganges, Mahabalipuram
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Marvel at exquisitely carved elephants of Descent Of The Ganges, a monumental open-air World Heritage Site rock relief carved on two monolithic boulders. Measuring 29 by 13 m (96 by 43 ft), the carving depicts a descent of sacred River Ganges from heavens to earth led by King Bhagiratha and followed by a host of gods, half-humans, mythical creatures and animals. Indian rock cut sculpture at its best, this 7th century monument served as a shining example for many subsequent styles. Get a guide to hear all the details about this fabulous figural composition, unparalleled in Indian art. Plan your Descent Of The Ganges visit and explore what else you can see and do in Mahabalipuram using our Mahabalipuram holiday planner.
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  • you should definitely visit the stone carvings in the mahaballipuram city and spend good time understanding the stories depicted so beautifully 
  • Several names for this magnificent 28 meter long mural heritage world (Arjuna's Penance or descent of the Ganges). Think to read its history to better understand the fresco
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  • We had visited this beautiful open air rock relief carved on monolithic rock during our sightseeing in Mahabalipuram. This is a crevice on the rock sculptures which depicts Arjuna Penance. As per Hind...  more »