8. Varaha Cave, Tamil Nadu
The well-known Varaha cave or Boar cave is located in Mahabalipuram, near Coromandel coast of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The Varaha cave is a temple is dated to the late 7th century which is a bit after Arjuna's Penance. The temple is of one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu "Varaha". This rock-cut cave temple architecture is the part of the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage group of monuments. The entrance of the temple has lion bases, and the roof is topped by shrine models which are very akin to those seen on the Pancha Rathas. Varaha cave temple is one of the major attractions of Tamil Nadu along with other caves like Narthamalai and Sittanavasal caves.