Tiger Cave – Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu

Tiger Cave

Tiger Cave

Monuments in Mamallapuram are comprised of three kinds of rock-cutting techniques: excavated cave temples, monolithic temple models, and structural erections. The Tiger Cave, a rock-cut Hindu temple, is located 4 km north of the main Shore temple in Mamallapuram.

During medieval times, the Tiger Cave was used as an open air theater, and it is believed that the stone tigers and lions keep a watchful eye on the potential invaders.

Photo credits: Ramesh Kidangoor

Photo credits: Ramesh Kidangoor

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