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Arjuna's Penance

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Address: West Raja Street | Near Ganesha Ratha, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
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This bas-relief with life-size images from a mythical story adorns a huge...

This bas-relief with life-size images from a mythical story adorns a huge rock.

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Nice architecture

Awesome, have some photoshoot here , Nice and clean place , beautiful store carving example of ancient history

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Noida, India
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Noida, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Awesome, have some photoshoot here , Nice and clean place , beautiful store carving example of ancient history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tale of the history of this site as well as the beauty and detail of the stone carving make it a must-see if in the area.

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

awesome stone carving on a single monolithic stone ,start the trip in the morning hours with the Shore temple,followed by five rathas ,and Arjuna s penance til Krishna s butter ball,u mustv take a guide .we had used Basha ,he was excellent

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really an awesome one.. Nice place to take picture.. Loved it ... Arjuna penance .. Center of attraction

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing set of ancient carvings - A must see I agree that this particular set of carvings should have a special protection provided for them - They are too important in world history to be eroded by the elements.

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must see sight. take a guide with you to get the most out of your visit. The figures look very imposing and powerful

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like many monuments around the world there is a fine balance to be drawn between natural state and easy access and protection and security. Arjuna's penance is an extraordinary bas-relief containing wonderful details and an abundance of features that you need to take a good twenty minutes to study before you get the gist of what's happening. It's finely carved... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arjuna's penance is one of the popular rock carvings at Mahabalipuram. A must visit during anyone's visit at Mahabalipuram.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We simply liked the archeological site built in early 8th Century by Pallavas. This has many Hindu mythological stories depiction on the monolithic rock. The descent of Ganga to Earth is shown here by carvings on the stone. Vishnu's avatar who damaged kings pride and arrogance is also there. Shiva's granite ling , butter ball, Devi avatars are depicted here... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Arjuna's penance will be right in front of you as you would be taking turn to reach Panch Rathas. This is beautiful sculpture like wall graffiti with numerous characters overlooking you as you walk past. There are numerous stories attached to the characters depicted who include from Lord Shiva to Ganges and so on. Just stand and look at this... More 

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