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Reviewed 1 week ago

Descent of the Ganges is a 1400 years old rock art created during the Pallava dynasty reign. It is also one of the largest open air rock cut sculpture in the world. The legend depicted in the relief is the story of the descent of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AmitJ295
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Beautiful carvings on the wall depicting the tales from Mahabharata. Heritage monuments beautifully maintained.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RahulP1240
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Part of the larger work, this part a cleft between two, showing the descent and creation of the Ganges river

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Part of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram selected as a UNESCO site. Descent of the Ganges is a story about the origins and significance of the Ganges.The story tells how the gods allowed the Ganges to descend from the heavens to reward a sage...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SharadSud-Gurgaon
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

If you understand the symbology, or have a guide, then you can read lots of stories in the carved rock face. This is just one of them.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 16 September 2018

The Descent of the Ganges is another one of the Monuments at Mahabalipuram. The carvings are amazing, impressive.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Komator
Reviewed 29 August 2018

UNESCO has already identified the place as a World Heritage site. Around the same time, Islam's advent was taking place in the sands of the middle east, far away in Southern India, a most intricate and very large open rock relief, the descent of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank MukherjeesofPowai
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This carving is just off the road which explains the Descent of the Ganges. Beautifully carved and holds lot of details in it.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Dinesh_cbe
Reviewed 1 August 2018

There is a strip of road on which sveral sites are located in a series. This is one of them. The stone carving depicts the mythical tale of the River Ganga descending on the earth.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lalitsurjan
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, but ensure you get a guide to really appreciate the history of these monuments. So informative and interesting.

Date of experience: July 2018
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