Storytrails | Monuments around Varaha Cave – Audio tour
ADMIN , January 22, 2021 , Comments Off on Storytrails | Monuments around Varaha Cave – Audio tour
Walk around the ancient city of Mamallapuram, and discover its myth and majesty. This trail takes you back 1300 years, to a time when the Pallava dynasty ruled these parts. What was life like back then? Who were the big Gods and how did they change over time? Uncover the mysteries of the men who built Mamallapuram and hear about the rise and fall of great kingdoms. Step back in time as we weave tales of powerful sages and cursed kings, of Gods and demons, and stories of the end of the world. Starting from the Sthalasayana Perumal temple, this […]
Storytrails | Shore Temple and Five Rathas – Audio tour
ADMIN , January 22, 2021 , Comments Off on Storytrails | Shore Temple and Five Rathas – Audio tour
This trail takes you to some of the most iconic sights in Mamallapuram – the Shore temple, the Five Rathas and the Tiger cave. Trace the history of temple building in South India as you explore this ancient port city. How did sculptors of the time build magnificent temples out of immovable rock? What do stone inscriptions tell us about the evolution of local languages? Take a closer look at these old monuments, and you will uncover the many myths and legends carved into their walls. Vengeful Goddesses, deceitful kings and awe-inspiring creatures: Mamallapuram has it all. Download the Storytrails […]
Krishna’s Butterball, Mamallapuram – the mystery, myths an...
ADMIN , November 3, 2020 , Comments Off on Krishna’s Butterball, Mamallapuram – the mystery, myths and the history
Visit the famous Butterball at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mahabalipuram, also called Mamallapuram in South India, and listen to stories of how it came to be – the history and more interestingly, the many associated myths. Why is it called Krishna’s Butterball? How does this massive rock miraculously balance on a steep incline? What did the Pallava kings do with it? Here’s a story of one such monument that tells us about the evolution of scripts in these parts.
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