Mahabalipuram the tourist spot in South India
Mahabalipuram, a tourist place situated on the consonantal coast which faces the bay of Bengal. The 7th and 10th centuries of pallava established this place with well formed sea port. This happened to be the second capital of Pallavas who ruled the place kanchipuram. The greatness of mahabalipuram was not known to many, as pallavas did not showed and expose their talent and innovative creations to the world for obvious reasons. The artistic wonders of mahabalipuram was hidden until the late 18th century.
The special thing about mahabalipuram is very obvious. Anyone can point out that it is full of rocks and beautiful sculptures. Also unbelievable temples and creatures are there to be spoken about. Mamallpuram is referred as an 'open-air museum'. The great pallava Narasimha and Rajasimha have well preserved and changed their place to a monument and enjoyable place of South India.
The history of Mahabalipuram
Mahapalipuram was considered to be the second capital of the Pallavas who ruled Kanchipuram. The name, Mahabalipuram has a history. At the mid of 8th century a very rude cruel king named Mahabali invaded this place and in a long battle king Mahabali was slated by Lord Vishnu and the place was named after the king mahabali dead. During the reign of King Narasimha Varman , the name Mahabalipuram was changed to mahabalipuram which is called till now.
The Mamallpuram king Narasimha Varman was a great warrior. He was given the bestow Mamalla which means the great wrestler, so the name was changed from Mahabalipuram to mahabalipuram having considered the great king and his achievements.
After the Gupta Dynasty declined, the pallavas rose in south India and they ruled from the 3rd century till the end of the 9th century A.D. The best time of their period was between 650 and 750 AD and this period was called the Golden Age of the pallavas. The pallavas were considered to be very powerful and intelligent people.
The pallavas rule period gave birth to lot of great poets, dramatists, artists, artisans, scholars and saints. One can say that the pallavas are the most stylish both in art and architecture after looking at mahabalipuram .