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Varaha Cave Temple, Mahabalipuram

Known by the name of Adivaraha Cave Temple, Varaha Cave Temple is a prehistoric Hindu temple in Mahabalipuram. This temple is a remarkable example of the ancient stone-cut architecture practiced in the 7th century. This shrine is dedicated to Lord Varaha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the form of boar lifting Bhudevi or Mother Earth on his tusks. Varaha Cave Temple draws hundreds of tourists, including the foreign nationals.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) Varaha Cave Temple is an amazing example of the Pallava style of architecture. The temple walls have serpentine carvings done on them
2) The carvings on the walls depict the Varaha form of Lord Vishnu lifting Mother Earth on one wall
3) The other walls of the temple have the Hindu Gods like Goddess Gajalakshmi, Goddess Durga killing Mahishasura, Lord Krishna's universal form, Lord Vishnu resting on Adishesha etc.
4) An entire wall panel is dedicated to the carvings of Lord Shiva where his various forms are carved on the wall

 

Best Time To Visit:-
Being a famous tourist attraction in Mahabalipuram, Varaha Cave Temple catches the attention of many visitors. The tourists can visit this temple complex during any time of the year, keeping in mind with their level of comfort. The right time for paying a visit to the temple is between October-February as the weather remains pleasant and cool.

 

Reaching There:-
There lays no difficulty in reaching Varaha Cave Temple. Due to a vast web of the roadways, it is well-connected with the rest of the city. The local buses and taxis ply in plenty on the route of this amazing temple.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Chengalpattu Central
Nearest Airport- Chennai International Airport

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