This group of sanctuaries, founded by the Pallava kings, was carved out of rock along the Coromandel coast in the 7th and 8th centuries in what is present-day India. It is known especially for its rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air reliefs such as the famous 'Descent of the Ganges', and the temple of Rivage, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva.
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Kyokai, U. T. N. N. H. (2018, July 27). Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (UNESCO/NHK). Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/video/1445/
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