Descent Of The Ganges
Descent Of The Ganges
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Siddhartha
Kolkata (Calcutta), India530 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
‘Decent of the Ganges’ is key monument of Mahabalipuram. The legend depicted in the relief is the story of the descent of the sacred river Ganges to earth from the heavens led by Bhagiratha. The waters of the Ganges are believed to possess supernatural powers. The descent of the Ganges and Arjuna's Penance are portrayed in stone at the Pallava heritage site.
Carry sunglasses, caps/umbrella and water bottles while visiting Mahabalipuram and avoid during summer season.
Written 19 November 2022
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dr_tanvi
Ahmedabad District, India113 contributions
May 2022
If you have read prior or having handy reference than spend some time to corelate as the wall says so much. So rather than just clicking pic try to identify all significant carvings
Written 25 May 2022
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Sunil
Bengaluru, India20 contributions
Dec 2021
i visited this place and shocked to see the beautiful sculptures. beautifully maintained and the designs are on point.
Written 18 January 2022
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Hardik S
Mumbai, India195 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Amazing architecture and it has depicted story how Ganga water was called down by meditation and then try to controlled flow of the water. One of the image depicts sadhu with ribs and meditation
Written 18 December 2021
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ShikshaC
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India1,328 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
It is part of Arjuna’s Penance structure and shows the story of Descent of the Ganges. It is beautifully carved and a good visit.
Written 13 November 2021
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Anish S
Bengaluru, India37 contributions
Oct 2021
Again a beautiful place near the shore temple and a must visit place. Rock cutting and designs tells the story of the past. a must visit place to go when ever you in Mahaballipuram or near by.
Written 22 October 2021
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tejasparekh3
Mumbai, India1,074 contributions
Oct 2021
in anjunas penance one can clearly see the descent of the Ganges from heavenas to earth via shankers hair
Written 18 October 2021
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Tanumita D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India541 contributions
Feb 2021
A beautiful piece of art carved on a monolithic rock. It is built on the same rock as Arjuna's penance and has a mythological and historical significance to it. The descent of the Ganges is depicted in the form of Cobras and it is an exceptional sculpture built during the Pallava rule.
Written 9 March 2021
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MaulshreeMahajan
Bengaluru, India70 contributions
Nov 2019
Have been there both during the day and at night when they switch on the spot-lights. It has a different beauty in both.
Written 2 October 2020
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Hooray H
London, UK2,257 contributions
Mar 2020
This is a nice thing to see. I'm not sure I would spend a lot of time though, it's not the Taj, is it?
Written 6 May 2020
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