Mahabalipuram and other temples in Tamil Nadu
The state of Tamil Nadu Rivers are the Cauveri, the Golden Girl, the Palar, the Pennai, the Vaigai-and of the green Hills, the Coral Hills.
Land of the temple
In this land of ancient temples, their towers of brick and mortar weathering poorly and so renewed from time to time, their stone sculpture still original and not irreparably damaged by zealous renovation, classic stone is at its best in Mahabalipuram (with simple classic lines), in Madurai (rich ornamented style) and the Chola sculpture almost everywhere.
Most of the temples have a temple car and a tank and have annual festival when God goes out to bless the people, heralded by great music on the Tamil Nadu instruments of nadaswaram (clarinet sound) and the passionate tavil, by caparisoned elephants, camels and horses, by a myriad lights and parties chanting the Vedas and Tamil hymns.
In Tanjore you will also marvel at the magnificent Birthdeeswara temple tower whose cupola of a single stone never casts its shadow on the earth; Tanjore, our rich granary, from which also flow the arts. And you will see Muruga with his peacock on every Hill.
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