Dharmaraja Cave


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Dharmaraja Cave Overview

Ranked 14 of 22 sightseeing in Mahabalipuram

Dharmaraja Cave is a 7th century artistic cave temple structure, which has three empty shrines. For these three deities, there are three garbagrihams (cells), which are empty at present. This cave is also called as Atyantakama mandapam as per the inscriptions.

Next to mahamandapam are two full Mahendra type pillars and two half pillars with a plain kapota. The cave does not contain important sculptural figures and is mostly visited by researchers.

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      Monday - Friday:
      7:00 AM -7:00 PM
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      Rizwanuddin Rafiq

      Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

      2881 reviews

      Cave has three empty sanctums

      Dharmaraja Cave is also known as Atyantakama Mandapam or a hall according to the inscriptions found there. This cave has three empty sanctums. Next to the grand hall, there are two Mahendra style of architecture pillars and two half pillars. It has a great attraction for research scholars and researchers, as it is assumed that this complete heritage village was an Institution for Sculptures art.

      Kharsha vardhan

      Kharsha vardhan3.6/5

      4 reviews

      Historical place with mesmerising art

      This place gives you the feel as if you have been into the past and you will mesmerise how the people at that age had done these marvellous carvings. The Mahabalipuram beach there gives you an awesome feel of the spicy food, adding to these the stone temple is other attraction.