India - Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram

"This group of sanctuaries, founded by the Pallava kings, was carved out of rock along the Coromandel coast in the 7th and 8th centuries. It is known especially for its rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air reliefs such as the famous 'Descent of the Ganges', and the temple of Rivage, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva." Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Descent of Ganges, Mahabalipuram. Thanks to PdotK of India.





Postcard 2
Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram. Nice temple stamp used. Thanks to Ahmed of India.






Postcard 3A
Elephant carving. Sent on August 11, 2010 and arrived in Penang on September 3, 2010. Nice stamps including of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Thanks to Jordi.





Postcard 3B
Same postcard but sent by Michael earlier in 2009.


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