Mahabalipuram temple, located at the seashore of Bay of Bengal
Mahabalipuram temple is dedicate to lord shiva is not only a temple but also a historical monument in india located at kancheepuram district of Tamil nadu state, which got the world attention after ranked in the list world heritage sites of UNESCO. mahabalipuram temple is also known as mamallapuram temple. the government is take care about the preservation of the monument. the temple is built during the period of pallava by narasimhavaraman II. it is one of the ancient temples in India which built on AD 700. the place which stands for the temple is sandwiched between great salt lake and bay of Bengal.
the temple located at the sea shore of arabian sea, the prime deity of the temple is lord shiva is made with granite stone. he shore temple at mahabalipuram is counted as one of the seven pagodas.
dance festival is the great event takes place at mahabalipuram. the dance festival hosts 25th december every year.except the shiva temple there are many monuments mahabalipuram, it is about fourty monuments. it also includes an open air bas relief that is the largest in the world. the pillars of the temple is divided into distinct parts known as kalasa, tadi,kumba,padma.
Mahabalipuram is the soul of tamilandu which can be easily accessible from all cities. you can choose private vehicles from Chennai to focus at the mahabalipuram temple. the nearest rail heads are chengalpetu and Channai at distances of 29 and 58 km respectively. Chennai international airport is the nearest airport to the temple at a distance of 58 km. pooja timings start at 6.00 am till 6.00 pm.