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Descent Of The Ganges

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Address: Mahabalipuram, India
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Private Tour: Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuarm Full-Day Tour from Chennai
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An extraordinary piece of art

If you can ignore the perils of being run over then do take a few minutes, or longer, to take in the fine detail of this incredible stone sculpture which is usually known as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can ignore the perils of being run over then do take a few minutes, or longer, to take in the fine detail of this incredible stone sculpture which is usually known as Arjunas penance. The trouble with things like this is you rarely get the opportunity, when on a tour, to simply take your time and put some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for family and kids to visit around must walk a lot.there's lot other places also to sea beach is good.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you should definitely visit the stone carvings in the mahaballipuram city and spend good time understanding the stories depicted so beautifully

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We had visited this beautiful open air rock relief carved on monolithic rock during our sightseeing in Mahabalipuram. This is a crevice on the rock sculptures which depicts Arjuna Penance. As per Hindu mythology, this crevice which once had water flowing through it represents the descent of holy river Ganga from heaven to earth. We had hired a guide for... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Just next to Arjuna's penance, same sculpture depicts the descent of Ganges. It is a big wall graffiti which depicts multiple characters including two life size elephants. Top of the rock shows hair of Lord Shiva which give way to Ganges. Certainly a treat for the eyes and also exploration as you search for multiple stories hidden with numerous characters

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

In my oinion its treat for eyes in case you are an art lover. Statues nicely carved on rock wall, full of details. Beauty must visit & enjoy.

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Tiruchirappalli, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The Descent Of The Ganges is sculpted inbetween the rocks. It is situated in the middle of the Arjuna's penance. Advisable to read the history prior to visit.

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Udupi, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Some mythological information which I didn't knew at all. So can't say much about that place. One should know of mythology well

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The place is filled with hand crafted sculptures and are very beautiful to see.The place is known for the legend of the descent of the sacred river Ganges to earth from the heavens led by Bhagiratha.Nice place to visit.

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Noida, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

One of the thing which amazed in mahabalipuram is that all these sculptures are carved on the rock. This is a also beautifully carved to show the desent of river Ganga.

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