Arjuna's Penance, Mamallapuram

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    Arjuna's Penance (also called Descent of the Ganges) in Mahabalipuram after the rain.
    Tamil Nadu, India.

    Descent of the Ganges at Mahabalipuram, in the Tamil Nadu state, is one of a group of monuments that were designated as a World Heritage Site since 1984. Measuring 96 feet (29 m) long by 43 feet (13 m) high, it is a giant open-air relief carved of the a monolithic rock. The monuments and sanctuaries were built by the Pallava kings in the 7th and 8th centuries. The legend depicted in the relief is the story of the descent of the sacred river Ganges to earth from the heavens led by Bhagiratha. The waters of the Ganges are believed to possess supernatural powers. The descent of the Ganges and Arjuna's Penance are portrayed in stone at the Pallava heritage site. (wiki)

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    1. Marcello_14 21 months ago | reply

      Superbe composition des couleurs ! Il était nécessaire que le chien soit également pourvu de blanc...

    2. saanjaybhatia 21 months ago | reply

      This is exquisite work - was not aware of this World Heritage site.
      Love your wide angle framing. The ladies in the white add a special touch to the frame.

    3. Maurice Albray 21 months ago | reply

      Belle scène de vie devant ce magnifique bas-relief.

    4. livia.com 21 months ago | reply

      Love this place. Nice capture of the dog and people

    5. Alex L'aventurier, 21 months ago | reply

      excellente composition, détails et cadrage. J'aime beaucoup.

    6. Bloomingshots 21 months ago | reply

      Brilliant capture!!!!!!!!

    7. S Arman S 21 months ago | reply

      without a doubt …that’s a brilliant shot……!!!
      Arman.

    8. debé 21 months ago | reply

      Toujours fantastiques les rives du fleuve sacré.

    9. peterpics1 21 months ago | reply

      Wonderful image. Lovely composition.

    10. aiane030 21 months ago | reply

      *love your compo - love your style*

    11. Rabari-Fan 21 months ago | reply

      just come back from a month in Tamil Nadu - a lovely shot, fresh as the recent rain

    12. Little Grey 21 months ago | reply

      Wow, wonderful shot...love the dog and its reflection...

    13. oochappan 21 months ago | reply

      perfect moment and compo, people recognizable, turned in your direction

    14. Ó Brien [deleted] 21 months ago | reply

      superb
      the reflection and, of course, you composition is superb!

    15. ichauvel 20 months ago | reply

      superbe ce mur tout sculpté!! extra cette prise de vue!!!

    16. Gérard L 20 months ago | reply

      Magnifique.

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