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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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  • A great to visit which is with good architecture visited with kids and guide explained us to know more about place  more »
  • I learned how a big rock was broken and carved to make a monument like this. Amazing thinking... Take a guide along to learn.  more »
  • Covering a rock face of more than 90 feet long and 40 feet high, this creative context has been interpreted to mean several things by experts. The one most agree on is that Ganga is watched on either ...  more »