My Place in the World

A great location in the world to live in…(the Marina Beach in Chennai, India)

My Place in the World - A picturesque view of Chennai's Marina Beach

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Driving on the roads,

Strolling on the streets,

Playing in the sands,

Dancing with the waves,

Eating and drinking,

Ascending the lighthouse for a view and

Wandering all over the place!

Bullie & Baarbie

 

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One of the Ancient Wonders of World

One of the Seven Wonders?…

Yes it’s the Mahabalipuram in Chennai, India

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The Seven Pagodas (cars or rathas), curved out of a single rock each, is a wonder rooted on the beach sands of Mahabalipuram otherwise known as Mamallapuram.  Today, only a few of them exist as the other ones are submerged in the sea.  Also, the shore temple is one of the beauty sights to the eyes…

According to Wikipedia, it is an ancient historic town and was a bustling seaport during the time of Periplus (1st century CE) and Ptolemy (140 CE). Ancient Indian traders who went to countries of South East Asia sailed from the seaport of Mahabalipuram.

By the 7th century, it was a port city of South Indian dynasty of the Pallavas. It has a group of sanctuaries, which was carved out of single rock each along the Coromandel coast in the 7th and 8th centuries: rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air rock reliefs such as the famous Descent of the Ganges, and the Shore Temple, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva. The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Bullyboy