Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, and 5 reasons to see it

Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, and 5 reasons to see it


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, which has survived over 2500 years by the sea and even a tsunami –

5 reasons to see the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram

  1. Shore Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Monument. 
  2. It is one of the oldest structural stone temples of South India.
  3. Shore Temple is beautiful and impressive to look and experience at.
  4. It is located by the Bay of Bengal, so you get to see the East Coast of India at the same time.
  5. Mahabalipuram Dance Festival is held by this site, to celebrate traditional Indian dance.

The attached photographs from Mahabalipuram show you the clear blue sky on a typical hot and sunny day in Tamil Nadu and the green nature surrounding the Shore Temples.

In addition to lions and Nandi, many Gods and Goddesses were also carved in the temple stones as you can see from the images –

Shore Temple, a World Heritage Monument
Wall of the Shore Temple
Images of Gods carved in stone inside the Shore Temple
Top of the Shore Temple in Mamallapuram, India
Top of the Shore Temple in Mamallapuram, India

See also this Indivue short video about the over 2500 year old Indian temple and its surroundings –

Indivue shortvideo about the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram

After this Indivue shortvideo about the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, you might also be interested in the nearby city Chennai in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Other famous places in Tamil Nadu, in addition to Chennai and Mahabalipuram, are for example Puducherry and Auroville.

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More details of the Shore temple can be found from the Incredible India website link attached.

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Ordinary day in Chennai, India (video preview)

Ordinary day in Chennai, India (video preview)

Here’s a short Indivue video from Chennai, delivering you the atmosphere of a peaceful ordinary day in Chennai, India, Hear the real sounds from the streets of Chennai, which is the capital of Tamil Nadu, a state in the East coast of India.

Find more Indivue articles about Chennai here and articles in Finnish about Chennai you can find here in this link.

Check also Indivue’s Travel Opus to India in Finnish and more videos from India you can watch here  – enjoy the visual adventure and subscribe Indivue for more inspiring content to come!

 

Marina Beach in Chennai (video preview)

Marina Beach in Chennai (video preview)

Today let me introduce to you this scene I captured while travelling in the East Coast of India – the Marina Beach in Chennai. The waves hitting the Marina Beach were actually often a lot more rougher than what I’ve experienced in the West coast of India – check for a comparison the video from the West Coast of India and Cavelossim Beach in Goa.

Marina Beach was not suitable for swimming, but otherwise very photogenic, especially when crowded.

Find more photos from Chennai in here.

 

 

Allthough Chennai is very well known for its own film industry, Tamil cinema, also known as Kollywood, there was also one nice Bollywood movie shot there, which is Chennai Express, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone.
Back in 2013 when this Chennai Express movie was originally released, it was also seen in theatres in Finland. Indivue reviewed the movie Chennai Express in Finnish here.

Find also the Indivue Travel Opus to India in Finnish from the same site!

More travelling and sightseeing videos about India you will find from the preceding link – Have yourself a nice visual adventure to all around India provided by Indivue and share it with a friend!

Have a Happy New Year 2018 as well!

 

 

 

Oheinen video sinut Intian itärannikolle Chennaihin ja Marina Beach -nimiselle rannalle siellä. Lue lisää Chennaista ja Marina Beachista suomeksi täällä!

 

Photos from Chennai, India, Tamil Nadu

Photos from Chennai, India, Tamil Nadu

People working on the streets of Chennai

Road next to Marina Beach in 2013

Chennai shops

Chennai traffic – bicycle

Chennai traffic - Mother and child
Chennai traffic – Mother and child

Chennai traffic - Husband and wife
Chennai traffic – Husband and wife

Chennai traffic: spare wheels
Chennai traffic: spare wheels

Marina Beach, Chennai
Marina Beach, Chennai

Marina Beach, Chennai, 2013
Marina Beach, Chennai, 2013

Boy on Marina Beach
Boy on Marina Beach

Locals on Marina Beach
Locals on Marina Beach

Boys on Marina Beach

Chennai traffic
Chennai traffic

Lovers on Marina Beach
Lovers on Marina Beach