Places of interest in Tamilnadu

Trip to Mahabalipuram on December 5, 2007

Mukunda Nayanar temple
The board by Department of Archaeology, Southern Circle at the entrance states that this is a “Stone Siva temple of inferior workmanship and disproportionate parts. Poor specimen of Pallava architecture. Rajasimha style. A.D 674-800.”

There is a Somaskanda panel in the rear wall of the garbagriham and a lingam is installed in front of the panel, which must be a later addition. There are no decorations on any outer wall. There are sculptures only in the neck of the grivam at the top – Dakshinamurthy, Narasimha...

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