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Mahendravadi

Category Historic

Mahendra Vishnukiraham rock carvings is one of the notable historic monument, located in Mahendravadi village of Arakonam 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.

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  • 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