Shore temple (last of the 7 pagodas unclaimed by sea) on the shores of Mahabalipuram showcases the grandeur of the Pallava kingdom. Set against the backdrop of the blue sea and the sandy beach, the temple has a picturesque view transporting one to the olden days.
Arjuna with his jutting rib cage performing the penance, cut in stone as a relief sculpture brings to light the power of penance, with the throng of Gods and saints watching around him performing the penance.
The ancient light house perched on top a hillock enlightens one the grand maritime history of the bygone days. The light house must have guided ancient vessels locate this princely port doing brisk trade in exotic goods with many far off countries.
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