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Where is the greatest work of Pallava art?


Which temple is the best example of Pallava architecture?

Kailasanathar Temple

How were the temples of Pallava’s period socially useful?

Answer. Temple were centers of education. temple also acted as a bank community as no thief will plunder.

Which was the famous education Centre during the rule of pallavas?


Who built Mahabalipuram?

king Narasimhavarman I

Which God is there in Mahabalipuram?

The Shore Temple (built in 700–728 AD) is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is located near Chennai in Tamil Nadu….Shore Temple.

Gopuram, Mahabalipuram Shiva Parvathi Deities
Vishnu in a reclining pose Stone sculpture

How did Mahabalipuram get its name?

The town derives its name from its 7th Century ruler Narasimhavarman I. Being one of the greatest wrestlers and fighters in his realm, the King was also called ‘Mamallan’ meaning Great Wrestler. Referring to his name ‘Mamallan’ the town was named as Mamallapuram.

Who built seven pagodas?

Narasimhavarman II

Is Pagoda Chinese or Japanese?

A pagoda is a tiered tower with multiple eaves common to China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and other parts of Asia. Most pagodas were built to have a religious function, most often Buddhist but sometimes Taoist, and were often located in or near viharas. The pagoda traces its origins to the stupa of ancient India.

What is the meaning of seven pagodas?

Seven Pagodas” has served as a nickname for the south Indian city of Mamallapuram, also called Mahabalipuram (old name), since the first European explorers reached it. The phrase “Seven Pagodas” refers to a myth that has circulated in India, Europe, and other parts of the world for over eleven centuries.

What is the Speciality of Mahabalipuram?

Once ruled by the Pallavas, famed for their excellent architecture and sculptures, Mahabalipuram has beautiful rock-cut monuments that draws architects, history enthusiasts and travellers from around the world. Mahabalipuram is famous for its vast beach, monoliths, stone carvings and temples.

What is the history of Mahabalipuram?

Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram is a historic city and UNESCO World Heritage site in Tamil Nadu, India. During the reign of the Pallava dynasty, between the 3rd century CE and 7th century CE, it became an important centre of art, architecture and literature.

Who is called mamalla?


Who built Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple?

Narasimhavarman II

Which state is Kanchi?

Tamil Nadu

Which country is called Land of Pagoda?


How is a pagoda built?

Typical pagodas are multistoried towers built of stone or brick with layers of overhanging roofs that curve up like a cornice into sharp, pointed ends. These pagodas were often built in the courtyard of a traditional Buddhist temple and, especially in India, have a religious function of housing sacred relics.