Varaha Cave Temple
Varaha Cave Temple
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Siddhartha
Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Varaha cave temple is a rock cout temple situated group of monuments of Mahabalipuram. you can see inside depiction of Lord Varaha with Bhoomi devi. This is the only cave temple in Mahabalipuram where worship is conducted daily basis.
Written 19 November 2022
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dr_tanvi
Ahmedabad District, India144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Here you can have story of Varah Avtar of Lord Vishnu and other side story of Goddess Durga too.. Worth visiting
Written 25 May 2022
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Hardik S
Mumbai, India216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
It’s built with a thought actually it’s light house of old times and as well recent light house built by British is present.. it has built the way it depicts the lingam is in cave and it has mandap for wedding and carving of mahishasura and Vishnu
Written 18 December 2021
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ShikshaC
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India2,010 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
It is part of the complex that houses Krishna’s butter ball. The cave has several carvings on it and is a good to see place when roaming around.
Written 13 November 2021
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Tanumita D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India549 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Beautiful sculptures dedicated to the Varaha King. It is located in the Krishna's butter ball complex and is worth a visit.
Written 9 March 2021
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Aditya_salian
Bengaluru, India628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
This temple is located in the same premises as Krishna's butterball and Arjuna's penance. It is one of the many must- visit temples of Mahabalipuram. The cave temple has beautifully carved lion pillars and relief sculptures of Lakshmi, Durga and Varaha (the boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu). It would be a good idea to read about these sculptures before visiting or you could hire a local guide to help you with the history and mythological stories associated with the sculptures.
Written 10 February 2021
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_ritamanning66
Ashby de la Zouch, UK162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
As you drive to the parking you are amazed by the site of the temples that make up this
Unesco world Heritage Site. Our guide explained the different temples, cave temples
which have never been completely finished. The Krishna Butterball is a most peculiar rock (very large) balancing most precariously on steep smooth slope.
We visited at a holiday time but this only added to our experience as local tourist outnumbered foreign visitors. Ladies in their beautiful saris everywhere.
Written 23 February 2020
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AURELIO L
ANDRIA ITALY1,104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
don t miss this,it s so exciting to be able to spend a day in this town,you can see so nice temples and so nice buildings,some of them are more than 1000 years old
Written 18 January 2020
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Mikan999
Bristol, UK516 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
One of the many must- visit temples of Mahabalipuram. This one has an excellent stone- carved relief of Varaha (incarnation of Vishnu) rescuing the goddess Bhudevi. All the temples and reliefs in this complex are great illustrations of Hindu art showing the deities and myths of Hinduism. I recommend reading “Hindu Art and Architecture” by George Mitchell before visiting - it gives a great insight to what these images are about.
Written 10 January 2020
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Milind Kshirsagar
Nagpur, India336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
It is not a separate place. It is located within the Arjuna's penance complex. Nice art piece. Go for it.
Written 5 January 2020
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