10 Amazing Rock Cut Caves in India

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.
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1: Please make a note that "Odisha" not "Orissa"............ thnx
Posted by: Lopamudra - 11 Nov, 2012
2: fuck you.....
odissa sucks replied to: Lopamudra post - 23 Dec, 2013
3: It is Pattadakallu not Pattadakalu.
Why no mention of great Karnataka dynasties of Chalukya and Rashtrakuta(Kailasanatha temple, Ellooru)? This is called double standards and hypocrisy! Bstrd reporters!!! that too a shame that this is published frm Blr,capital of KA.Imagine doing this kind of monkeying around in Bombay, Madras or Calcutta without mentioning maratta,tamil,bongos?
Posted by: yogesh - 02 Nov, 2012
4: truely.. a good one!!!!!!!!
Posted by: suja kushwaha - 24 Jul, 2012
5: Almost all Indian monuments are marvellous.
Posted by: KK Nair - 22 Jul, 2012
6: This is really a wonder...
Posted by: Dileep - 22 Jul, 2012
7: excellent
Posted by: sb sharma - 21 Jul, 2012
8: this is really the masters collection for these people.
jayaprakash replied to: sb sharma post - 04 Aug, 2012
9: this is really the masters collection for these people.
jayaprakash replied to: sb sharma post - 04 Aug, 2012
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