Shore Temple is located by the sea in the East Coast of India and it is said to have been built in 700 – 728 AD. Here’s 5 reasons why you should go and see this Hindu temple by the Bay of Bengal. It has survived over 2500 years by the sea and even a tsunami –
5 reasons to see the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram
- Shore Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Monument.
- It is one of the oldest structural stone temples of South India.
- Shore Temple is beautiful and impressive to look and experience at.
- Shore Temple is located by the Bay of Bengal, so you get to see the East Coast of India at the same time.
- Mahabalipuram Dance Festival is held by this site, to celebrate traditional Indian dance.
The photographs from Mahabalipuram show you the clear blue sky on a typical hot and sunny day in Tamil Nadu. There’s a green nature surrounding the Shore Temples.
In addition to lions and Nandi, many Gods and Goddesses were also carved in the temple stones. See the images attached –
See also this Indivue short video about this over 2500 year old Indian temple and its surroundings.
After watching the Indivue shortvideo about the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, see the nearby city Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Other famous places in Tamil Nadu, in addition to Chennai and Mahabalipuram, are Puducherry and Auroville, for example.
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More details of the Shore temple can be found from the Incredible India website link attached.