മഹാബലിപുരം മനോഹരം | THE GREAT MAHABALIPURAM


i visited mahabalipuram on previous week.I can call this place as a wonder made in rock.Here you can read some about mahabalipuram.

കഴിഞ്ഞ ആഴ്ച്ച ഞാന്‍ മഹാബലിപുരം കാണാന്‍ പോയി.തനി പാറയില്‍ തീര്‍ത്ത അത്ഭുതം.അല്ലാതെ എന്ത് പറയാന്‍ മഹാബലി പുരത്തെപ്പറ്റി.കാലങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് മുന്പ് ചോള രാജാവ് തീര്‍ത്ത സൌധം.അത്ഭുതം കൂറുന്ന മിഴികലോടെയല്ലാതെ ഇവിടത്തെ കാഴ്ച്ചകളൊന്നും കണ്ട് തീര്‍ക്കാനാകില്ല..മനുഷ്യകരങ്ങളും
പുരാതന ആയുധങ്ങളും അവയുടെ വിരുതു വിളിച്ചോതുന്നു.ചോള സാമ്രാജ്യത്തിന്റെ മണവും നിറവും പാറകളില്‍ എവിടെയൊക്കെയോ മരഞ്ഞിരിപ്പുന്ടെന്നു തോന്നി.വൈകുന്നേരത്തോടെ കാഴ്ച്ചകള്‍ കണ്ടിറങ്ങുമ്പോള്‍ ഇരുളിന്റെ മറവില്‍ ചോളര്‍ കാവലിനു ഇറങ്ങുന്നു.

ME..,In Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram, derived from ‘Mamallapuram’ (Tamil: மாமல்லபுரம்) is the prior and colloquial name of a town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, now officially called Mamallapuram.

History

Megalithic burial urns, cairn circles and jars with burials dating to the very dawn of the Christian era have been discovered near Mamallapuram. The Sangam age poem Perumpāṇāṟṟuppaṭai relates the rule of King Thondaiman Ilam Thiraiyar at Kanchipuram of the Tondai Nadu port Nirppeyyaru which scholars identify with the present-day Mamallapuram. Chinese coins and Roman coins of Theodosius I in the 4th century CE have been found at Mamallapuram revealing the port as an active hub of global trade in the late classical period.

Most of the temples and rock carvings of this place were built during the reigns of Narsinha Varman I (AD 630-668) and Narsinha Varman II (AD 700-728). Though the initial kings of Pallava dynasty were followers of Jainism, the conversion of Mahendra Varman (AD 600-630) to Shaivism led most of the monuments to be related with Shiva or Vishnu.Experts say that there were seven pagodas or temples on the shores of Mahabalipuram. All but one were pillaged by the rapacious sea, though there is little underwater evidence to substantiate their existence.Set out early to beat the heat and the touts. Carry water and sun pro­tec­tion. Even in February it can get op­press­ive. As the sun rose above, we had to don our coolers and caps. One can spend from a few hours to a few days learning about the architecture and stories behind the sculptures and whicever it is you decide to do, do not miss Mahabalipuram.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jithin Rajan

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