Places of interest in Tamilnadu

Trip to Mahabalipuram on December 5, 2007
Panchapandavar Mandapam

This is another incomplete mandapam. The Mandapam is at a height reached by a few small steps. There are two rows of pillars, the outer row of pillars have a sitting lion as the base.

Here, Mr.Swaminathan indicated the square cut marks that had been made, a stage in breaking up of the rocks. The passages on the sides of the mandapam indicate that a prakaram (the passage going round the garbagriham) was being excavated. The two sides passages have been carved out with a row of pillars in the middle.

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