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Mamallapuram: Shore Temple - The Shore Temple (built in 700–728 AD) is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is a structural temple, built with blocks of granite at Mahabalipuram, a village south of Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. At the time of its creation, the village was a busy port during the reign of Narasimhavarman II of the Pallava dynasty


Kailasanathar Temple.(meaning:“Lord of the Cosmic Mountain”), The kanchi Kailasanathar temple is the oldest structure in Kanchipuram. Located in Tamil Nadu, India, it is a Hindu temple in the Dravidian architectural style. It is dedicated to the god Shiva, and is known for its historical importance. The temple was built from 685-705AD by a Rajasimha ruler of the Pallava Dynasty. It is built in the tradition of Smartha worship of Shiva, Vishnu, Devi, Surya (Sun), Ganapathi and Kartikeya.

The Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple is Kanchipuram’s oldest structure and one of its most famous tourist attractions. The temple was built from 685 to 705 AD by a ruler of the Pallava Dynasty in rich Dravidian architectural style that the Dynasty was renowned for. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is significant for its historic value. The temple’s compound is famous for an enormous number of carvings, including many half-animal deities. #purepractices

Mahabalipuram is an ancient city in the Kancheepuram district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It was once part of the Pallava Dynasty, a Tamil dynasty that ruled over part of southern India between the 3rd and 9th centuries AD. One of the architectural achievements of the Pallava kings was construction of a complex of temples known as the ‘Seven Pagodas of Mahabalipuram.’ Of these seven temples, only one - the Shore Temple, remains above water; the rest were swallowed by the sea.