Monday, May 17, 2010

Mahabaliruran, South India

One of the 7 wonders of India
Mahabalipuram was under control by Pallava kings from the Third Century to Ninth century AD. Mahabalipuram , a world heritage site, famous centre of Pallava art and architecture in South India, was also a seaport right from the beginning of the Christian era.
Ramα Ramakrishan
Writes from Coimbatore, South India
View his website: Ramblings and Musings
The epigraphical sources confirm Pallava kings' active contacts with Ceylon, China and the Southeast Asian countries. A few Roman coins of Theodosius (4th century AD) found from the region suggest that Mababalipuram also had trade contact with the Roman world around Christian era. (Photo: Bas Relief of Hindu elephant god Ganesha).
It came to the glory only after the Pallava started building the structural and monolithic temple architecture in this area.

Quarried blocks of granite - unsuitable because of cracks & amp; fissures.

Unfinished Pidari rathas - not completed because of defects in rock.
Amazing ancient sculptures and buildings.
H πόλη Mahabalipuram στην επαρχία Kancheepuram στην Ινδική πολιτεία του Tamil Nadu

Ramα Ramakrishan
Γράφει από το Coimbatore της Νότιας Ινδίας
Δείτε την ιστοσελίδα του: Ramblings and Musings
H Mahabalipuram ήταν υπό έλεγχο βασιλέων Pallava βασιλείς από τον τρίτο αιώνα μέχρι τον 9ο αιώνα μ.Χ. Η Mahabalipuram, είναι μια τοποθεσία παγκόσμιας πολιτιστικής κληρονομιάς, γνωστό κέντρο τέχνης και της αρχιτεκτονικής στη Νότια Ινδία.
Ήταν επίσης λιμάνι από την αρχή της χριστιανικής εποχής. Οι ιστορικές πηγές επιβεβαιώνουν τη συνεργασία των βασιλέων με την Κεϋλάνη, την Κίνα και τις χώρες της Νοτιοανατολικής Ασίας.
Τα λίγα ρωμαϊκά νομίσματα του αυτοκράτορα Θεοδοσίου (4ος αιώνας μ.Χ.) που βρέθηκαν, δείχνουν ότι η Mababalipuram είχε επίσης εμπορικές επαφές με το ρωμαϊκό κόσμο.
Λατομείο στο Mahabalipuram.
Τα περισσότερα ιστορικά μνημεία χτίστηκαν μετξύ 7ου και 9ου αιώνα. Ο ιστορικός χώρος συμπεριλαμβάνεται στον κατάλογο της ΟΥΝΕΣΚΟ ως Παγκόσμια Πολιτιστική Κληρονομιά.
Η πόλη έφθασε στο κολοφώνα της δόξας της, όταν οι βασιλείς άρχισαν να κτίζουν τους ναούς με τη μονολιθική αρχιτεκτονική.


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Zuzana said...

How very impressive! The blocks of granite are almost majestic.

Cheryl said...

It's incredible to see the grandeur of the rocks left unfinished due to imperfections.

Janie said...

The sculpture and architecture is amazing. Thanks for the tour!

Jojo said...

This is fascinating. Very amazing.

Lakshmi said...

Its nice to see a post about a place from India, closer home..Its Mahabalipuram .

magiceye said...

thank you for the lovely virtual tour of mahabalipuram

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Namaskar Dear Phillip

I am so delighted .Thank you so much for your wonderful gesture. Mayour friendship continue to grow many fold. Bahut Bahut Dhanyavad.


Rajesh said...

This indeed is a beautiful place. Having seen this place in person, I can ouch for it.

Ola said...

Incredible, I would like to visit it someday

Magia da Inês said...


elena said...

Κάποια μέρα ένα από τα ταξίδια μου θα είναι στην Ινδία!
Ευχαριστώ για την υπεροχή ξενάγηση!

Shanti said...

wow! Very impressive! I'm stunning.

GutsyWriter said...

Thanks for your diplomatic reminder. You've been generous with your time to put together my photos from California on your blog and my lack of following yours was not on purpose. I'm sure you know that. I am now officially a follower. Greeting from Cahors in southwest France where I'm eating excellent food and wines.

Lau Milesi said...

Hi Phivos!!! How are you!!! Wow!!!!
I loved the pictures.
Thanks for bringing your friends to a trip so enjoyable.

Kisses from Rio de Janeiro.

Crazy Tourists said...


Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Good to see a post about my dear India. Mahabs (As we call is dearly) is a fascinating place.. And Ram Sir is one excellent blogger.. Good to see him here!!!

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