Constructed in the Tamil Style of architecture and overlooking the Bay of Bengal, Shore Temple is a famous tourist attraction in Mahabalipuram. It is an 8th-century marvel that is built using the granite during the rule of Pallavas. Also, it has served as a famous port during the rule of Pallavas. The Chola clan came to power after defeating Pallavas in a battle and took control over making further constructions. Today, this entire temple complex is a famous tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mahabalipuram.
It Is Known For:-
1) The entire complex of Shore Temple comprises three temples. Two of these temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva and the third one enshrines a reclining idol of Lord Vishnu
2) The two shrines of Lord Shiva depict him differently. In one shrine, he’s worshiped in the form of a Shiva Linga, whereas, he is worshiped along with this entire family in the second temple
3) Lord Vishnu is depicted in a reclining on Adishesha, the serpent, and riding Garuda while saving the elephant from a crocodile
Best Time To Visit:-
Shore Temple, being a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site, never fails to draw tourists on a large scale. It can be visited across the year during any season, keeping in mind with the comfort of the visitor.
Visiting Shore Temple isn't a struggle. It has a wide web of the roadways and railways. The local buses and taxis are also available frequently for reaching this monument.
Nearest Railway Station- Chengalpattu Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Chennai International Airport
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