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Mahishasura Rock

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niche

A niche carved into a rock becomes a temple at high tide you can't see or access, rocks are... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
iamhappysheep
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Amazing archeology sites that too from around 600ce perfect place to visit if you are with... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
aneeshhnair
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Ambalappuzha, India
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Shore Temple Rd | Fisherman Colony, Mahabalipuram, India
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

A niche carved into a rock becomes a temple at high tide you can't see or access, rocks are slippery but wrth it

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank iamhappysheep
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Very much in the beach, a rock formation converted to a temple reminds also about the tsunami catastrophy

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rskmcg
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing archeology sites that too from around 600ce perfect place to visit if you are with family.... And also if your are a couple...

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank aneeshhnair
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We did not know about the Mahishasura Rock untill our guide, Boo told us. It was uncovered after the tsunami a few years ago. It is a shame because people were walking all over it, and sadly is deteriorating at alarming rate, such a shame...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank omega132857
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The Mahishasura Rock is located in one corner in the Sea Shore Temple premise. One can easily miss the same among the other attractions. A couple of minutes can be spend admiring the beautiful sculptured rock.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

I saw it through the fence and made my way around on another day. I’m glad I did. I wanted to see as many of these as possible. I’m glad I didn’t miss this one.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Iratdog
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This rock is one of the best attractions in Mahabalipuram. This lion face rock is sculpted to attract tourists from all over the world to know about the Pallava dynasty.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Kumar R
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This small rock is inside the shore temple itself. This rock is actually lion but sculpted in the Chinese dragon style. There is mahiishasura martini Devi inside the mouth of the lion. Unique sclpute

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank plpalani
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is probably the most secret and most neglected archaeological sculpture in Mahabalipuram. When you enter the beach from Othavadai street and walk towards Shore Temple, there is a lone rock near the fence of Shore Temple. Anyone can ignore it as a normal piece...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Nilay170
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