Category Historic

Mahendra Vishnukiraham rock carvings is one of the notable historic monument, located in Mahendravadi village of Arakkonam Taluk. This monument is preserved by the Archeological Survey of India . It is a very ancient rock temple of Tamilnadu. This rock carvings were built during the period of King Mahendravarman from 600-630 AD. The Grantha script inscription of Mahendra Varman period ensure that it is Mahendra Vishnukiraham is named after the King Mahendra Varman.

The carvings are done in a monolithic stone in an open space is one of the special features of the monument with a couple of full pillars and one half pillar, the same temple is constructed that attracts the visitors. Only Podhigai is carved in the pillars look very simple.

Photo Gallery

  • Rock cut temple, Mahendhravadi
  • Main Sanctum, Rock cut temple, Mahendhravadi
  • Inscriptions, Rock cut temple, Mahendhravadi

How to Reach:

By Air

88 kms from Chennai International Airport

By Train

27 kms from Walajah Road Junction

By Road

35 kms from ranipet