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Mahishasuramardini Cave

Mahabalipuram, India
+91 90433 25105
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Full-Day Mahabalipuarm Tour from Chennai (Madras)
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“goddess durga” (4 reviews)
“light house” (11 reviews)
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Mahabalipuram, India
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+91 90433 25105
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"goddess durga"
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"light house"
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"beautiful carvings"
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"small temple"
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"worth a visit"
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"demon"
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"lighthouse"
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"fighting"
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"war"
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"panel"
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"structure"
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"height"
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"bow"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mahishasuramardini cave is important part of the visit to Mahabalipuram because of the grand myth around its existence. It has historical importance to the Hindus who believe it has been around for thousands of years!! I may be biased but i loved it :)

Thank GeetaDelhi
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The ancient temples where goddesses were worshiped. The carving n the echo. The light house is worth a visit.

Thank RRajawat
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

There is no entry fee for this place. Try climbing to the top to have a good view of Sun rise and Sun Set. Recommend a family outing for 1 day.

Thank Muthuraman S
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

These caves are at a height. These are beautiful with the carvings on all of them. Its very close to the light house too if you want to have the city view from the top.

Thank Priyadarshi_Sing
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

It very famous and has nice architecture built by vishwakarma in the pallava period.This cave is built into the heavy rock face of a hill.Try to make it count on your​ trip list by visiting it.

Thank Latheesh C
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

A small temple built above the rocks. Can be accesses by stairs. This is beautifully carved in stone

Thank karthikeya r
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

This monoith is carved with a fascinating array of figures. The huge bas relief of Durga fighting the asuras shows the forward movement of the Goddess and her aides- ganas and yoginis pass her various weapons and the defeatist stance of the asuras, as they...More

Thank PonnuP
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Yet another example of Indian rock-cut architecture dating from the late 7th century. This is one of the most important caves in Mahabalipuram. It is dedicated to the goddess Mahishasuramardini, who is considered an incarnation of the goddess Durga Located on hill top, you can...More

Thank Dineshu86
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Relief with goddess fighting with bull head demon is not easy to forget. I realized in the very first moment she is shooting from bow. Later I realized she has many hands, armed hands. Excellent idea and perfect workmanship

Thank Krzysztof N
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Four polygonal with bulbous cushion capital and square abacus pillars supported by squatting lions and two pilasters constitute the façade of this monument . The cornice of the mandap and of the entrance was decorated with friezes of geese . One large panel representing Sheshashayi...More

Thank Dilip S
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