Apr 302013
A Photo Essay On Shore Temple Mamallapuram

Ancient Shore Temple Mamallapuram Some time back I wrote two posts on Shore Temple Mamallapuram, one was a quiz to identify the ancient temple of Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram, on the East cost highway outside of Chennai.  In both the pictures I showed the top or the Shikhara of the temple with birds playing there at the lofty heights. This temple is one of the oldest in India and a great example of the maritime power and architecture of Pallava empire. These Pallava kings had trade, culture and military interactions with countries as far as Rome, China, Cambodia and many other ancient civilizations. So [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 192013
Skywatch Friday- Crows Race At The Top of Shore Temple

 Skywatch Friday- The Famous Pallava Shore Temple In South India Last week in Skywatch post I posted a picture of  the top of a famous temple and asked it to be identified for a gift in form of printout of any picture from desi Traveler blog. I was not sure how many people will get the answer right. But I was pleasantly surprised to see many correct answers to the question. Though some of the answers were given on Facebook and they do not count as  the answer was to be posted in the comments on the blog post. Anyway without [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]