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Descent Of The Ganges

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Mahabalipuram, India
+91 81222 33700
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Full-Day Private Kanchipuram and Mahablipuram Tour from Chennai
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Mahabalipuram, India
+91 81222 33700

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Descent of Ganges is a part of the overall massive sculpture showing Arjuna's penance as well. The Ganges story is that the sage Bhagiratha performs austerities in order to bring the Ganges down to earth. Shiva had to consent to break her fall in...More

Thank Aryan2007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can be appreciated for the work & skill but ideally take a guide for stories of the mythology & history

Thank jacqui3744
Reviewed 13 December 2017

A panorama of carvings that tell a story. In the centre is the Ganges flowing down. Look at the detail not only the large elephants but the tiny mice and cat. Possibly the best of the series of carvings in the area,

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 29 November 2017

As others it is one of the good example for excellent art skills in the old days. Throughout the Mahabalipurum you can visit such places lot.

Thank grajesh
Reviewed 23 November 2017

A fabulous visit but it is essential that you have a guide with you otherwise you will just miss so much! Wonderful photographic opportunities!

Thank CollieDog58
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Note: Measuring 96 by 43 feet (29 m × 13 m), this monument is an open-air ROCK STRUCTURE (rock relief) carved on two monolithic rocks. The story behind this is - The sacred River, Ganges came to the earth from the heavens led by Bhagiratha....More

Thank Traveller G
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The detail done by hand sooo long ago is amazing. Again, read about it or take a guide so you can understand the storyline.

Thank MemphisZ
Reviewed 19 September 2017

You should go here and study the expressions on each face here. Then look at the various characters in the relief. They are most amazing

Thank Pranav N
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Ganges descent is part of the Arjuna's tapas panel.the flow is depicted nicely in the panel. Must see.

Thank plpalani
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Stories belonging to Indian Mythology are beautifully carved out over the face of rock. Perhaps artisans of that ear have choosen this medium to illustrate history through their art and skills for permanent impressions.

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