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Krishna Mandapam

Mahabalipuram, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The largest cave-cut Hindu temple in Mahabalipuram is Krishna Mandapam - it is also one of the oldest structures in Mahabalipuram... Left wall of verandah contains sculptures of wild animals - lions, monkeys. On the right, high on the wall is depiction of Nandi... These...More

Thank Kunal_Bhowmick
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Its a small rock based courtyard with a small lawn outside it. The waters keep seeping through inside the courtyard and is cool inside from the scorching heat .

Thank Bijay A
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

It's really look heavy Rocky structure.You can get rest for some time in here.It make you feel enthusiastic if you know the history behind it's construction.

Thank Latheesh C
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The carvings can only be understood if either you are a history guy or you hire a guide. Without that you can not fully admire the beauty of this mandapam

Thank AakashT91
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This place has some old rock structures. Nice lawn and good place to enjoy indian architecture for a while

Thank karthikeya r
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Exquisite bas-reliefs of Krishna, holding up Mt Goverdhan by just a finger. The gopis stand interspersed with regular village folk. A cowherd is milking his cow while, a woodcutter stands in the comforting embrace of Krishna's brother Balaram. The villagers seek protection under Mt Goverdhan,...More

Thank PonnuP
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Although the carvings in this little rock-cut temple can be appreciated on their own, it is a good idea to either research it first or have a guide to explain the carvings and the story of Shiva and Indra to you.

Thank StuartVine
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Granite temple which depicts Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill to protect the cattle & villagers from a storm sent by Indra. It is worth stopping to look at the detail of the carvings & the depictions of local people & their life.

Thank Biddy50
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This temple has been carved out of the solid granite and is impressive just for that. I don't know or understand the background to why they did this, but the work involved must have been considerable and of course it was in the 7th and...More

Thank NeilandBarbara
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Krishna Mandapam is the first monument which one encounters if one comes from the Shore Temple towards Arjuna's Penance and Krishna's Butter Ball. It is well-worth a good 20 minutes of one's time. The mandapam contains beautiful carvings, representing the life of Lord Krishna. Of...More

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Ranjan D
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Response from Jaithevoyager | Reviewed this property |
its rainy but not threatening, weather is pleasant