Varaha Mandapam, a fine specimen of Pallava art at Mahabalipuram. This monument has the hall at the front with two lion-pillars and two pilasters. In the centre the cell is guarded by two dwarapalakas. Varaha is the boar faced incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Mahabalipuram, a World Heritage Site, is situated on the Coromandal coast to the south of Chennai in Tamil Nadu state, India. The group of monuments at Mahabalipuram is the proud testimony of the Pallava architectural excellence.