At a distance of two Kms from Mahabalipuram Bus Station, The Shore Temple (700-728 CE) is so named as a result of it over appears the Bay of Bengal. It has been categorized as a UNESCO World Heritage Web site as a part of ‘Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram’.
Mahabalipuram Shore Temple is a structural temple, constructed with blocks of granite, courting from the eighth century AD. The location is known for the rock-cut caves and the sculptured rock that line a granite hill. The temple was constructed by Pallavas through the reign of Narasimhavarman.
The Shore Temple is a five-storeyed structural Hindu temple somewhat than rock-cut as are the opposite monuments on the website. It’s the earliest essential structural temple in Southern India. Its pyramidal construction is 60 ft excessive and sits on a 50 ft sq. platform. There’s a small temple in entrance which was the unique porch. It’s made out of finely minimize native granite.
The Shore Temples has two Shiva shrines with one small Vishnu shrine.
Timings: 6 AM to six PM
Entry Charge: Rs. 10 for Indians, Rs. 250 for Foreigners & Rs. 25 for Nonetheless Digital camera