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Arjuna's Penance

West Raja Street | Near Ganesha Ratha, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
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This bas-relief with life-size images from a mythical story adorns a huge rock.
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West Raja Street | Near Ganesha Ratha, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
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Reviewed yesterday

Arjuna's Penance is close to shore temple, walking distance, good architecture. You find lot of guides also whom you can hire at nominal charges to explain the details and history

Thank Sonia K
Reviewed 3 days ago

They really need to rid the road in front of this of cars. You can't really study this closely with all the traffic flowing around you.

Thank Pranav N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This monument has nice stone carvings. Worth a visit when in Mahabalipuram. One among the many good stone carvings.

Thank foodie2602
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place includes a huge bas-relief (27mx9m). It is really well preserved, the carving is outstanding, we really loved the place. Entrance is free.

Thank YinYang01
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge sculpture of Shiva, Ganga, Elephants etc. Worth visiting. Arjuna did penance here. Good place for photography.

Thank Gaurang S
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need not really plan for this, its right on the road so just park the vehicle and take some snaps :), The carvings are really great though.

Thank Prashant C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

these rathas are very impressive and well preserved... please keep the rs.30 enterance ticket bought at shore temple as they require here too... other wise you have to buy again.

Thank 1Jayanthi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly breathtaking!!! Visited with family and we all loved it. I would like to go again with my family !!!!!

Thank Nandishashok
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This panel depicts Arjuna's penance , Shiva, Ganges, many animals etc. Very well maintained. Good story and guide is advised

Thank plpalani
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

worth visiting once.. carved out of mountains. one of the monuments in Mahabalipuram. other are also nearby

Thank Mohit S
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