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This bas-relief with life-size images from a mythical story adorns a huge rock.
West Raja Street | Near Ganesha Ratha, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
+91 81222 33700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Read on the google pages before you go - there's a lot of history on the site, browse photos and videos - so you'll be prepared to take on more detail on the spot. Foreigners are offered gems ten times more expensive than regular souvenir...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mariana N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monolithic carvings termed as Arjuna's penance is a detailed and picturesque depiction of a variety of meditative poses and a couple of elephants. I wonder how any carving done at Kadal malai (Mamallapuram) during the 7th century could be preserved this long with the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AaqarshAiyyar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit but hire a guide as they wil point out details we would have missed if we visited this area on our own

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kartor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Magnificent carving work done in mid-seventh century. Beautiful piece of art that earned rate this place a 5 from me

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It takes quite a bit of time to study and understand this carving. Very meticulously done. But do read the instructions engraved to get a better idea of this structure.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank naveenack
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

It is an architectural masterpiece and one should be careful while taking a picture of it. Arjuna is a character from the epic mahabaratha and this art is a fitting tribute to him. Recommended.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ramya S
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Heritage place from Indian Mythology. Amazing sculptures from Mahabharata. Not to miss this place. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RahulP1240
Reviewed November 2, 2018

The one to see, near the boulder, this shows creation of the great river Ganges and elephants attending

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed October 22, 2018

The details and size of the carvings on Arjuna's Penance are truly outstanding. Be careful taking pictures as cars are driving by from the best place to view it..THE ROAD.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank agam_sethi
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Arjuna's Penance depicts the story of Kiratarjuna. The panoramic view of the life in the forest is sculptured here in 2 large boulders. The flow of Ganges is depicted between the boulders. The event of obtaining the weapon pasupatha from Lord Shiva by Arjuna is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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