"So many mixed feelings after the Tsunami" Top 5 Page for this destination Mamallapuram by cadzand
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Mahabalipuram, or Mamallapuram, was the chief seaport of the Pallavas who ruled over much of South India from as early as the first century B.C to the eighth century A.D., and it is now recognized as the site of some of the greatest architectural and sculptural achievements in India, as there are the Shore Temple, the manmade caves, the 5 Rathas or chariots, the famous Arjuna's Penance and the Krishna Mandapa.
None of these historical monuments have been damaged by the December 26th Tsunami, which cannot been said about the Mamallapuram population, of which 79 people have been killed. Their houses, boats and fishing nets don't exist any more, swept away by the waves...
The surviving families are still living in tent camps between the sea-shore and the main road in poor life conditions, without international help, as it has been refused by the Indian Government.
The relief contained in the Krishna Mandapa was carved in the mid-7th century. Its subject is a pastoral scene showing... more travel advice
The present work evokes the tender relationship between Bhu Devi and her rescuer, in a mood of quiet devotion. Varaha... more travel advice
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