The caves are situated on the banks of Palar river. A tank named Chitramegha tataka,also known as Dusi-Mamandur tank is located behind the caves, which believed to be built Mahendravarman I.The cave contain Tamil Brahmi inscriptions and cave paintings.
Cave Temple 1 "is approached by a staircase cut into the hill. The façade is made up of two pillars and two pilasters. Two pillars made up of cubes above and below with an octagonal shaft in the middle make up the façade of this cave. There are lotus medallions on the lower and top cubes. Behind these pillars there is a second row of pillars. A central shrine protrudes from the back wall. The pillars are in typical Mahendravarman style."dedicated to Vishnu
Mamandur cave temples is the template style of Dravida temple architecture
On the northern wall of the mukha-mandapa there is an inscription probably authored by the same king. Lines 12 and 13 suggest that the king ‘wanted to achieve what was not achieved before in the realm of music’.
Cave Temple 2, situated south of the first cave, also has an ardha mandapa and mukha mandapa separated by two pillars behind the first row. There are three sanctum sanctorum in this cave temple, dedicated Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. Two steps in front, with a low stone rail shaped like the back of an elephant lead into each garba griha.
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Back to the days when I started traveling all by my own, I didn't even know that a term called 'solo' exist
Traveling back then was so much easier. I wasn't concerned of any angle from where I should click the pictures. I would click and hold the camera so that I could capture those moments for my life
I wasn't concerned that I need to update anything on social media therefore I could enjoy it more
I wasn't traveling to inspire or to prove a point. I was traveling because I wanted to travel
Today when I analyse my life of traveling 5 years ago, I see it was so much simple and uncomplicated
No point to prove. No tags. But travel meant traveling and I would continue doing the same way
This picture is from my 1st visit to Ladakh in 2011, clicked from a basic mobile phone and hence bad resolution. But feeling nostalgic and therefore sharing this on my feed
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