Descent Of The Ganges, Mahabalipuram

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#3 of 10 in Historic Sites in Mahabalipuram
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. Use our Mahabalipuram online trip maker to visit Descent Of The Ganges on your trip to Mahabalipuram, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • What beautiful work! What a great job, what detail! Overall but also in the sometimes comical details.
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  • There are many carvings on the wall and the one which is easily visible of the elephants. This place is located near sea shore temple.  more »
  • This carving depicts story of Decent of the Holy river Ganges on the earth. Beautiful art work. May need a guide to understand the relevance.  more »
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  • It's an historically interesting place it's an master piece of human excellence
  • A whole day can be spend here. Can see the places around from different angles..
  • Very beautiful and historic Place

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