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Varaha Cave Temple, Mahabalipuram

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Varaha Cave Temple is a rock-cut cave temple located at Mamallapuram, on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal in Kancheepuram District in Tamil Nadu, India. It is part of the hill top village, which is to the north of the main Mahabalipurm sites of rathas and the Shore Temple. It is an example of Indian rock-cut architecture dating from the late 7th century. The temple is one of the finest testimonial to the ancient Vishwakarma Sthapathis, of rock-cur cave architecture, out of many such caves also called mandapas. Part of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, the temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as inscribed in 1984 under criteria i, ii, iii and iv. The most prominent sculpture in the cave is that of Lord Vishnu in the incarnated form of a Varaha or boar lifting Bhudevi, the mother earth goddess from the sea. Also carved are many mythical figures.GeographyVaraha Cave Temple is located on the hills of Mahabalipuram town, to the north of the main Mahabalipurm sites of rathas and Shore Temple, on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal of the Indian Ocean. Now in the Kanchipuram district, it is approximately from Chennai city (previously Madras) and about from Chingelpet.
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  • beautiful caves and in the rocks. Fantastic women in their traditional clothes who come to visit the places and the endless beach where there is an infinite humanity indiana
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  • This is an example of Indian rock-cut architecture dating from the late 7th century. The structure is part of the UNESCO Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram. The most prominent sculpture in the cave i...  more »
  • Many miniature House in a row are above on the facade. The protrusion is decorated with medallions. Monitor stand before the Blessed Sacrament. The Interior of height is beautiful reliefs, such as for example Sh4k3r, which has a head like a pig.
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  • Awesome art work depicting Bali vadham