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Krishna Mandapam

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Beautiful monument

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 particular note are the carvings representing Krishna lifting Govardhan hill with one finger to shelter... More 

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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To the south of Arjuna’s penance is Krishna Mandap which we visited . The principal scene shows Krishna lifting Gowardha mountain to protect the female and male cowherds from the storm raised by Indra . Krishna is shown supporting the mountain on his left palm , the other hand being in Varad mudra . Close to him are gopis standing... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Pancha Pandava rathas, arjuna's penance, butterball and this one are a group of monuments situated next to each other. This one is also good. But at this point i felt like i should've readed about this place's history a bit.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Good Theme... but only Tourist guide can explain. It is not maintained with any sign board or advertisement.

Thank Duraisamy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Every carvings in Mahabalipuram is worth a visit and every thing had it own back story. So it is......

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Mahabalipuram is one amazing structure after another; this is no exception and is yet another must see! This temple, accessed from the main road, is filled with yet more beautifully intricate carvings that are well worth seeing.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a small manadapa like monolithic structure, situated near the Arjuna's penance. This manadapa houses tales associated with Lord Krishna such as his playful childhood pastimes. Very well maintained and beautiful carvings.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

During our full day sightseeing trip to Mahabalipuram from Chennai, we had visited this amazing site located right beside Pancha Pandav Mandap and Arjuna Penance in the complex maintained by Archeological Survey. This is one of the biggest and best Mandap since the sculptures were detailed and lively. We saw beautiful rock cut sculptures of Lord Krishna lifting Govardhan hill.... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The carving are so clear, it is almost unbelievable. You can take amazing selfies. I only hope they preserve this place better.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

From Outside, it seems to be a normal cave. But there is beautiful carving inside. It is near Arjuna's Penance. From left side of this cave, you can climb up to reach Raya Gopura.

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