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15 Aug 2020

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Groups of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
Geography, Religious, Temples

Groups of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 

Groups of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu:

Groups of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram is located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, at Kancheepuram district in the Tamil Nadu state of India. It was accorded the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 1984. It has around 40 sanctuaries which were founded by the Pallava kings in the 7th and 8th centuries.

These monuments are divided into four categories: Rathas (chariot-shaped temples), Mandapas (cave sanctuaries or temples), Structural Temples and Rock Reliefs that also include the world’s largest open-air rock relief.

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