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Arjuna's Penance
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Owner description: This bas-relief with life-size images from a mythical story adorns a huge rock.
Reviewed April 1, 2013

A fantastic Bass relief. Great detail and complex design. Every part of the carving reflects work by master craftsmen What is amazing is that it just sits there on a busy road, freef or all to see. In most parts of the world this would be a major attraction with a high entry fee

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is definitely worth a visit. The stories behind the carvings would be interesting to listen to - so do ask the guide what the different carvings depict.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

The large size and the excellent craftmanship. This large (largest in the world) bass relief shows scenes from the Indian past in great detail.

Thank Carlos276
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

These are beautiful sculptures and are very similar to ajanta/ellora style. But are carved on sand stone. The two giant elephants, meditating men, dogs and lions (Symbol of Pallava Kingdom) are some of the highlights.

Thank kalapaul
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Even before coming, I saw its photos in some guidebook and Web sites. When I was right in front of it, I was indeed amazed. THis was huge and so beautiful. Lovely.

This is a piece of outstanding art work from the ancent.

This can be the single reason to go to Mahabalipuram.

Thank Aska_883
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