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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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This is part of the group of monuments. Taking a guide would be a better option to understand the hidtory behind it. It becomes apparent as the history is expained how Ganga... read more

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

This is part of the group of monuments. Taking a guide would be a better option to understand the hidtory behind it. It becomes apparent as the history is expained how Ganga decented on Earth,

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it is more of a myth than history. but the way games is shown to be descending on the earth and meeting with the bay of bengal is ravishing. amazing architecture and carvings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must walk around to see these carving must explore once atleast. must take your kids and family lot to shop.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good Theme... but only Tourist guide can explain. It is not maintained with any sign board or advertisement.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

It is a series of carvings in the rocks, it is so detailed and amazing to explore one by one, needed to pre-knowledge to understand it better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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 December 2016

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 9 November 2016

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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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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