Trimurti Cave Temple


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Ranked 6 of 22 sightseeing in Mahabalipuram

Trimurti Cave Temple is a 7th century ancient rock-cut temple, which is built on a 100 ft high cliff. The temple is located towards the north of Ganesha Ratha. This cave temple is devoted to three supreme gods of Hindus, Brahma-the creator, Vishnu-the preserver and Shiva-the destroyer.

The temple also features carvings of Shivalingam and Lord Brahma in the first two cells. Goddess Durga trampling Mahishasura’s, the buffalo-headed demon, head is engraved in the third cell.

In close vicinity to the temple, a rock-cut zoo is constructed. This zoo has sculptures of elephant and other animals.  .

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      Dedicated To Three Gods

      Just Northwest of Bhagiratha Penance, This Trimurti Cave Temple is dedicated to three gods, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Soma Skanda or Lord Brahma, built on a 100 feet high cliff. The shrines are guarded by statues of graceful doorkeepers. A sculpture of Goddess Durga stranding on Mahesh's head is on an outer wall. This is also of great attraction of all these 7th century sculptures.

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