Krishna Mandapa at Mahabalipuram(Mamallapuram) in Tamil Nadu

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It is the Krishna Mandapa located to the south of Arjuna’s penance at the monuments in Mahabalipuram. Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram is known for the marvelous monuments, sculptural panels, caves, monolithic rathas and sculptural temples made in Pallava art.

The Krishna Mandapam is the biggest among the Mandapams and is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The Krishna Mandapam, there is a sculpture on the rock face of one wall - Lord Krishna as the protector of all living beings, presenting man, bird and beast. Inside this one can see carvings and sculptures based on Lord Krishna’s.

The principal scene in the sculptured panel is Krishna lifting Govardhana Mountain to protect the cowherds from the storm raised by Lord Indra. Mahabalipuram, a World Heritage Site, is situated on the Coromandal coast to the south of Chennai in Tamil Nadu state, India.

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